8 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Umbwe Route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Umbwe Route is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. Very steep route best suited to experienced trekkers. Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route is the most challenging route and it is the newest route to tame the summit of Kilimanjaro. Umbwe Route is considered to be very difficult, taxing route – one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude. Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb.
If you’re an experienced, bold climber you’ll relish challenging yourself on the unforgiving but uncrowded and beautiful terrain. You’ll enjoy breathtaking sights that few travelers see. You’ll experience the raw, primitive beauty of sun bleached rocky outcrops and balance along knife-edge ridges with water-carved ravines swooping giddily below. You’ll clamber upon the gnarled tree roots of ancient rain forest trails, traverse ice fields shimmering like frosted diamonds in the African sun, and sleep under sweeping star-filled skies.
The Umbwe Route is widely regarded as the hardest trail, a tough vertical slog through the jungle, in places using the tree roots as makeshift rungs on a ladder. Having reached the Southern Circular Route, trekkers can continue north-west to tackle Kibo from the west and the difficult Arrow Glacier Route; or you can follow the Southern Circular Route east round to Barafu and approach the summit from there.
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