As compared to the Machame Route, Umbwe is steeper and shorter. Once you arrive at the Barranco Hut, you can join other fellow trekkers who arrived via the Machame route.
You then descent down the Mweka trail.Since it is a very short and direct route, it is not recommended for people with little altitude experience.
The route takes six days minimum to complete, although seven days is recommended.
The descent is down Mweka, on the south-east side of the mountain
Witnessing the Great Migration in the Serengeti, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, relaxing on Zanzibar’s soft-sand beaches