After riding into the night to Mandi, a small town en route to Manali, the riders express concern about the risks and paradox of India. Anand emphasizes the importance of staying on the journey..for one's self.
Adam Schomer meets a modern yogi and guru, Anand Mehrotra, and they plan a motorcycle expedition through some of the most dangerous roads in the world; the highest passes of the Himalayas in Northern India. They convince a team of seven intrepid souls to join them and share in what will surely become a journey of a lifetime. These riders are guided by the inspired teachings of Anand, who himself bears the burden of a Vedic prophecy that predicts he will die in his late twenties in an accident. He is that age when he leads the group with fearlessness and wisdom reminding them that; "Only the one who dies, truly lives." Over 21 days and up to an elevation of 18,000 feet along one long and winding road, they never let low oxygen, altitude sickness, river-flooded roads, icy edges, snow and loaded trucks dampen their spirits or, ultimately, their deeper selves.
Coming to theatres April 27, 2012 | thehighestpass.com | 90 MINS | Directed by Jon Fitzgerald | Written by Adam Schomer