Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Kilimanjaro Centre For Trekking and Ecotourism (KCTE)
The Umbwe route is known for its caves. The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. The first night you actually sleep at the Umbwe Cave Camp with two more caves that can be visited en route the following day. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe 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.