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How far is Nepalgunj from Lukla?

The distance between Lukla (Tenzing–Hillary Airport) and Nepalgunj (Nepalgunj Airport) is 311 miles / 501 kilometers / 270 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Lukla (LUA) to Nepalgunj (KEP) is 509 miles / 819 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 3 minutes.

Tenzing–Hillary Airport – Nepalgunj Airport

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Distance from Lukla to Nepalgunj

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 311.030 miles
  • 500.554 kilometers
  • 270.278 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
  • 310.469 miles
  • 499.651 kilometers
  • 269.790 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 Lukla to Nepalgunj?

The estimated flight time from Tenzing–Hillary Airport to Nepalgunj Airport is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

What is the time difference between Lukla and Nepalgunj?

There is no time difference between Lukla and Nepalgunj.

Flight carbon footprint between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Nepalgunj Airport (KEP)

On average, flying from Lukla to Nepalgunj generates about 71 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 71 kilograms equals 156 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Lukla to Nepalgunj

Shortest flight path between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Nepalgunj Airport (KEP).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Nepalgunj Airport
City: Nepalgunj
Country: Nepal Flag of Nepal
IATA Code: KEP
ICAO Code: VNNG
Coordinates: 28°6′12″N, 81°40′1″E