Manaslu trek update Sept 9 2015
Expeditions are going in generally via Dharapani on the Annapurna side or by helicopter. It seems possible, but there is still high risk of landslides now while the monsoon continues. The monsoon is projected to end around 20th September. Once the rain stops, landslides generally dry up and settle, and the risk reduces. The original riverside route is still not recommended. The alternative high route on the east side of the Budigandaki is recommended but accommodation is an issue here as there is no tea-house accommodation yet.
Tsum Valley is still inaccessible.
The author will be visiting Samdo this week by helicopter and returning by foot. Then of course clearer information will be available. It still seems however that the route will be open only for the adventurous and able and ‘first time’ or ‘leisure trekkers’ should find an alternative trek this season.