Days to complete: Minimum of five days
The Umbwe route is a relatively short and very steep but scenic route approaching from the south. It is the least used and most demanding. Not good for ascending, it is often used for descent from the Machame or Shira routes.
This route has great views but it is the most difficult way to reach the summit. Altitude acclimatisation is not good due to the fast ascent and success rate is very low.