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How far is Kathmandu from Lukla?

The distance between Lukla (Tenzing–Hillary Airport) and Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport) is 84 miles / 135 kilometers / 73 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Lukla (LUA) to Kathmandu (KTM) is 190 miles / 306 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 44 minutes.

Tenzing–Hillary Airport – Tribhuvan International Airport

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Distance from Lukla to Kathmandu

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Lukla to Kathmandu. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

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

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

What is the time difference between Lukla and Kathmandu?

There is no time difference between Lukla and Kathmandu.

Flight carbon footprint between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

On average, flying from Lukla to Kathmandu generates about 37 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 37 kilograms equals 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 Lukla to Kathmandu

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

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 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