Peak

Stella Point

A pivotal summit approach on Mount Kilimanjaro, offering breathtaking views.

Tanzania
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
5,756 m
Altitude

About Stella Point

Stella Point is one of the major waypoints for climbers on their final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain. Located at an altitude of approximately 5,756 meters (18,885 feet) above sea level on the crater rim, reaching Stella Point is considered a significant achievement in itself. For many climbe...

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Provides the best combination of good weather and spectacular views.
June - October
December - February
High Season
Ideal conditions for climbing, with clear skies and minimal precipitation.
March - May
Low Season
Rainy season, making the ascent more challenging due to slippery paths and poor visibility.
November - March
Shoulder Season
Short rains with fewer climbers and potentially good conditions for those well-prepared.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Climbing to Stella Point is generally safe under the guidance of experienced professionals. Standard vaccinations for Tanzania, including Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, are recommended, alongside precautions for malaria and altitude sickness.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Stella Point is reached as part of the ascent routes on Mount Kilimanjaro, typically involving a multi-day trek from the mountain's base.
Getting Around
The final ascent to Stella Point is on foot, part of the overnight climb towards Uhuru Peak, with climbers following guided paths.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania, including those climbing Kilimanjaro to reach Stella Point, need a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or via the online eVisa system.
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