Bali - Bal Bahadur Lopchan
Explorer, guide and star sirdar-organizer
Rising from a teenage porter, Bali has been an invaluable part of the success of so many or our wild exploratory treks and some Everest expeditions in Tibet. He has incredible energy, ensuring everything gets done and a great sense of humour.
We have been working together since 2005.
2015 Mugu Wild; Jamie and Bali
Expedition Himalaya office staff and around half the guides
Trek and expedition memories
Here is a taster of some of the trips he has helped with. Note there is a year's gap when he broke his kneecap.
The crew with Gaye
The team and crew for our epic Upper Mustang to Dolpo trek
2017 Jamie and Bali atop the 5746m Kang La in the Kanch-Yangma region - Jamie
2016 Upper Dolpo Magic - Bali, Aiteram, Tawa and Pasang - Jamie
2015 GHT Wild West partial crew in Simikot
2012 Bali on the summit of Everest - Jamie
2011 GHT Wild West: the tough team less one porter and the horse team - Jamie
2010 Bali saving the day fixing a stove in the freezing cold, Saribung
2008 Dolpo Pik, Bali, Ornella and Dawa
2006 Kanchen Gola Wild and Kanchenjunga Double Magic teams with Glen and Jane - Jamie
Our 2006 Kanchen Gola Exploratory trek team at the end
2005: Standing L-R: Bal Bahadur (porter leader), Pasang (sherpa-cook), Bir Bagh
(sherpa), Dawa Gelje (sirdar), John SS, Da'Yula (sherpa-sirdar), Natasha, Niels,
Alphonse, Dallas C, Jerry C.
Lower row: Pasang (kitchen), Namgyal (sirdar-leader), Zangbu (sherpa), Pik C, Gerardo, Rachel, Megan, John, Mike, Ornella, Jamie, Andrew