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.
Trek and expedition memories
Here is a taster of some of the trips he has helped with. Note there is ayear's gap when he broke his kneecap.
2016 Upper Dolpo Magic - Jamie
2012 on the summit of Everest - Jamie
2011: the tough GHT team less one porter and the horse team - Jamie
2008 Dolpo Pik, Bali, Ornella and Dawa
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