Umbwe Route Overview
The Umbwe route is a really beautiful route and is one of the least used routes up Kilimanjaro. This is shorter than the other camping routes and achieves this by a couple of very steep climbs for the first 2 days, after which it joins the same path as the Machame Route.
Whilst these first 2 days are not a technical climb, is best suited to experienced trekkers. So if you are very fit and adventurous and up for a significant challenge, this might be the route for you. You’ll be away from the crowds for the first days but after that are on a well-used route. You start at Umbwe Gate, summit via Stella Point and descend via the down-only Mweka Route.
An alternative on the Umbwe Route is to summit via the Western Breach (2 options 6 days or 7 days). For this route, you just join the Machame route briefly and then head up past the Arrow Glacier through the Western Breach. This brings you to the top of the crater which is a pretty amazing thing to do.
On the longer option, you camp at Arrow Glacier then do the breach and have an overnight in the crater, summiting to Uhuru Peak a day later. However, for both options, the Western Breach is a potentially hazardous route. When you combine the initial steep climbs of the Umbwe with the final ascent by the Western Breach you have a very demanding challenge.
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