Umbwe route is considered the most challenging route of Mount Kilimanjaro. A short steep climb, traversing all climate zones – from tropical rainforest to eternal ice – This route will put your physical and mental toughness to the test. Once you reach Barranco Hut the trail merge with the Machame route and the descent down is by the Mweka trail. The hikers in this route spending overnight camping.
This route can be done in 6 days or 7 days for an extra day for better acclimatization.
This route recommended only to experienced trekkers in good physical shape, who has some experience with high altitude.