Stella Point Kilimanjaro

Stella Point at an altitude of 5,756 meters (18,885 feet) is one of three official summit points on Mount Kilimanjaro. If you are coming from Gilman’s Point you will pass Stella Point on your way to the actual summit of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak at( 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). Stella Point is Situated at the edge of the crater rim.

Some climbers choose to end their climb here due to fatigue or altitude sickness or both, though the climb to the summit from here is fairly easy, compared to that from the base camp Barafu hut.

All climbers who reach this point will receive the official Kilimanjaro climbing certificate and can proudly claim that they have reached one of the 3 summit of Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain in Africa.

You reach Stella Point when you use Machame Route, Lemosho Route, Umbwe Route and Shira Route. Descent from the summit is made via Stella Point, Barafu Camp, and Millennium Camp, Finishing at Mweka Gate.

There is a easily visible sign at Stella Point, courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National park authorities (KINAPA).

Stella point Mount Kilimanjaro

Stella point Kilimanjaro

Is Stella Point the top of Kilimanjaro?

The first milestone from Barafu Camp reached shortly after dawn, is Stella Point 5,756 meters (18,885 feet), which is at the edge of the crater rim. From Stella Point, the trail continues for another 60 minutes to the top of Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak which is the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The distance from Stella Point to Uhuru peak is (170m/600ft.)

Stella point Kilimanjaro map

Below is the location of Stella Point on a Map