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Distance between Kathmandu (KTM) and Lukla (LUA)

Flight distance from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tribhuvan International Airport – Tenzing–Hillary Airport) is 84 miles / 135 kilometers / 73 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Kathmandu (KTM) to Lukla (LUA) is 238 miles / 383 kilometers and travel time by car is about 8 hours 9 minutes.

Kathmandu – Lukla

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84
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135
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73
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How far is Lukla from Kathmandu?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 84.009 miles
  • 135.200 kilometers
  • 73.002 nautical miles

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

Haversine formula
  • 83.855 miles
  • 134.951 kilometers
  • 72.868 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Tribhuvan International Airport to Tenzing–Hillary Airport is 39 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Kathmandu and Lukla.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Kathmandu to Lukla generates about 37 kg of CO2 per passenger, 37 kilograms is equal to 82 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Kathmandu to Lukla

Shortest flight path between Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) and Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA).

Airport information

Origin Tribhuvan International Airport
City: Kathmandu
Country: Nepal Flag of Nepal
IATA Code: KTM
ICAO Code: VNKT
Coordinates: 27°41′47″N, 85°21′32″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