Joshimath is a village in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located at a height of 6,150 feet (1,875 m) and is a gateway to several Himalayan Mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails, and pilgrim centers like Badrinath.
Joshimath is a place of great religious significance for Hindus. It is one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara in the 8th century. The other three pīthas are Dwaraka in Gujarat, Puri in Odisha, and Sringeri in Karnataka.
Joshimath is also home to a number of other important temples, including the Narsingh Temple, the Vasudeva Temple, and the Shankracharya Math.
Its proximity to the Himalayas, and its trekking trails. Joshimath is also a base camp for mountaineers attempting to climb peaks like Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East.