Riding Solo To the Top of the World : Documentary Film
It was a late October day. Cold cloudy and overcast. A dramatic change from the pleasent sunny weather just a day before. Â I was cycling back from the Pangong lake to the Tangste village. It is normally a pleasent ride, mostly flat and downhill (from 4400m to 3950m over the course of 25 odd kms). In the mountains, downhill rides such as these are to be savoured but today i was'nt enjoying the ride all that much. When its cold and nippy i'd rather be riding uphill than down. Anyway, as i was entering Tangtse i see before me the most incredible sight. A motorcycle stacked with all kinds of camping gear imaginable was pulling in. It was as if one of the nomads of the high altitude plains was breaking camp and moving to a new location on his Enflied. We introduced ourselves and his name was Gaurav Jani. Gaurav is a filmmaker, a solo one at that. He is a one man army making these amazing documentary films of his motor cycle rides. He just arrived at Tangste and was planning to spend the winter in the Changthang plateau, filming a followup to his earlier documentary 'Riding Solo on the Top of the World". Check out the trailer above., it looks great and covers many of the places which normal tourists dont get to go like Hanle and Nyoma. And his new film 'Motorcycle Changpa' promises to be even better. I wish him all the best.