The Highest Pass (2012) Trailer
Trailer for The Highest Pass.
Soon after Adam Schomer meets a modern yogi and guru, Anand Mehrotra, they plan an expedition through the highest passes of the Himalayas in Northern India. These are some of the most dangerous roads in the world, yet they manage to assemble a team of 7 motorcycle riders to share in what will become the journey of a lifetime.
These riders and Adam, who learned to ride two weeks before the trip, are guided by the inspiring teachings of Anand.
But wisdom in words and wisdom in practice can be very different indeed, especially when riding along the edge of slush laiden cliffs.
Bikers ride on that edge, traversing one of the highest mountain passes on earth, and the highest motorable road. It is a pass open only three months a year and at a height 18,000ft, is on par with Everest base camp. Low oxygen, altitude sickness, river flooded roads, and a constrictive fear all live along this one lane road.
Yet they choose this path to seek Ladakh, the land known as the Little Tibet. Why this path? Because its a road that leads to incredibly isolated mountain lakes, ancient monasteries, inside the knowing eyes of the yogis, and ultimately deeper into themselves...
It's amazing that their guide himself is battling a strange prophecy and his own inner demons, and yet is determined to ride one of the hardest roads in the world. It is both insane and beautiful. Is the possibility of a spiritual breakthrough worth the risk of serious injury or death? What freedom does this bring and will it help us understand what it means to live the life we truly want to live?
The journey to Ladakh cracks the foundations we think we stand on. And in this case, the foundation is a one lane road winding through the Himalayas. The Highest Pass.