Balakun is a 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 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 wrap around the Balakun peak. Balakun is situated north of Kunaling (5471 m) and south of the Arwa Group. The peak was first climbed in 1973 a by six-man team of ITBP led by Hukum Singh.

Highest point
Elevation6,108 m (20,039 ft) 6108
Prominence620 m (2,030 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingList of Himalayan peaks of Uttarakhand
Coordinates30°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
Balakun is located in India
Location in northern India
LocationChamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Parent rangeGarhwal Himalaya
First ascent1973 By six-man team of ITBP led by Hukum Singh
Easiest routerock/snow/ice

Nearby glaciersEdit

Nearby peaksEdit

  • Nilkantha (6,600 m)
  • Chaukhamba (7,140 m)
  • Kunaling (5,471 m)