The Umbwe route is one of the shortest Kilimanjaro routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. The route is arguably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. The first two days of climb on Umbwe route are very steep and it is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. With fewer trekkers, pristine forest and shorter walking distances make it a great option for fit hikers. Add to your experience – OVERNIGHT IN THE CRATER!! Be one of a few fortunate people to spend a night in Africa’s largest volcano. This option is highly recommended, as this will be the only opportunity to get close to the beautiful and fascinating glaciers of Kilimanjaro and to be able to visit the ash pit.