Balakun

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Balakun
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Balakun
Elevation 6,471 m (21,230 ft)
Location
Balakun is located in India
Balakun
Balakun
Location in northern India
Location Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Range Garhwal Himalaya
Coordinates 30°45′36″N 79°20′24″E / 30.76000°N 79.34000°E / 30.76000; 79.34000Coordinates: 30°45′36″N 79°20′24″E / 30.76000°N 79.34000°E / 30.76000; 79.34000
Climbing
First ascent 1973 By six-man team of ITBP led by Hukum Singh
Easiest route rock/snow/ice

Balakun is the Himalayan peak situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state of India.The Balakun peak has the summit at an altitude of 6,471 m (21,230 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayas. Balakun Peak is located at the distance of 16 km from Badrinath. Balakun is situated north west to Badrinath. Balakun is situated between Bhagirathi Kharak glacier and Satopanth glacier.The peak is situated north east of Nilkanth peak. The Alaknanda river originates from below this peak by the melting of these two glaciers at an altitude of 3,641 m (11,946 ft). The two glaciers rise from the eastern slopes of Chaukhamba (7140 m) peak and wrapped around the Balakun peak.Balakun is situated north to the Kunaling (5471 m).Balakun is situated south to the Arwa Group Of Himalayan Peaks.The peak was first ascent in 1973 by six-man team of ITBP led by Hukum Singh.

Nearby glaciers[edit]

  • Bhagirathi Kharak glacier
  • Satopanth glacier

Nearby peaks[edit]

  • Nilkantha 6600 mts
  • Chaukhamba 7140 mts
  • Kunaling 5471 mts

See also[edit]