Guptkashi is arranged 47kms preceding the holiest sanctum of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath. It is situated on the course to Kedarnath on an edge on the west side of the Mandakini waterway valley at a rise of 1,319mts above ocean level. Guptkashi is a religiously imperative town of Uttarakhand as it houses old sanctuaries like Vishwanath sanctuary and Ardhnareshwar sanctuary. The centermost fascination of Guptkashi town, Manikarnik Kund is a spot where two surges of the Ganga and Yamuna meet.
Gaurikund, the town from where trek to Kedarnath initiates is arranged 34kms in front of Guptkashi. Guptkashi is arranged on the mountain confronting Ukhimath town. The name Guptkashi signifies 'Concealed Benares' and the town's legendary history is connected with the epic Mahabharata. At the point when the Pandavas were looking for a look of Shiva, Shiva initially disguised himself in Gupt Kashi yet later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath. The inherited journey ministers of Kedarnath sanctuary live in Guptkashi. The primary sanctuary of Guptkashi is devoted to Lord Shiva as Vishwanath - "Ruler of the Universe". It is manufactured by local stones and is arranged in an encased yard. The little sanctuary to one side is Ardhanarishvara