Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand,India. Its elevation is 12,500 ft (3,800 m). Kedarkantha is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district.
The climb to the peak of Kedarkantha starts from a small village called Sankri. There are a total of 13 peaks of the Himalayan range visible from the Kedarkantha peak. There is a lake called Juda-ka-talab, the locals say that once upon a time Lord Shiva meditated at Kedarkantha. Its name implies so from the droplet fallen from Shiva's hair to form this lake named as Juda-ka-talab. It usually takes 4 days to complete the climb of Kedarkantha peak.
There is one story about this trek i.e., Shri Adi guru Shankaracharya initially wanted to establish Kedardham here only. But there was one condition that while making the temple, he should not hear any voice. It should be complete silence. But this condition was broken when suddenly he heard a voice of cow, so he left the place and this place eventually known as kedar kanth. Kantha means vocal cord in someone's neck.