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How far is Lukla from Simikot?

The distance between Simikot (Simikot Airport) and Lukla (Tenzing–Hillary Airport) is 337 miles / 542 kilometers / 293 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 8 minutes.

Driving distance from Simikot (IMK) to Lukla (LUA) is 800 miles / 1287 kilometers and travel time by car is about 23 hours 1 minutes.

Simikot Airport – Tenzing–Hillary Airport

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337
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Distance from Simikot to Lukla

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Simikot to Lukla. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 336.757 miles
  • 541.958 kilometers
  • 292.634 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 336.499 miles
  • 541.543 kilometers
  • 292.410 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Simikot to Lukla?

The estimated flight time from Simikot Airport to Tenzing–Hillary Airport is 1 hour and 8 minutes.

What is the time difference between Simikot and Lukla?

There is no time difference between Simikot and Lukla.

Flight carbon footprint between Simikot Airport (IMK) and Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA)

On average, flying from Simikot to Lukla generates about 75 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 75 kilograms equals 164 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Simikot to Lukla

Shortest flight path between Simikot Airport (IMK) and Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA).

Airport information

Origin Simikot Airport
City: Simikot
Country: Nepal Flag of Nepal
IATA Code: IMK
ICAO Code: VNST
Coordinates: 29°58′15″N, 81°49′8″E
Destination Tenzing–Hillary Airport
City: Lukla
Country: Nepal Flag of Nepal
IATA Code: LUA
ICAO Code: VNLK
Coordinates: 27°41′12″N, 86°43′46″E