Madhmaheshwar (3289 m) - Shiva is worshipped at Madhyamaheshwar in the form of navel - shaped lingum. Located at base of Chaukhamba peak, at an altitude of 3,289 mts, the classic temple architecture belongs to the north - Indian style. So sanctified is the water here that even a few drops are considered sufficient for absolution.
The natural scenery is dramatically wild, with deep gorges and
himalayas valleys, mountainsides flung upwards towards the skies, and
forests where the snow lies thick in winter, only to be replaced by a
carpet of greenery in the summer. Kedarnath and Neelkanth peaks are also
visible from here, the entire ring of mountains associated with the life
and times of shiva. The confluences of two streams at Gaundar just short
of the temple, is one of the prettiest spots in the region.