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How far is Pokhara from Lukla?

The distance between Lukla (Tenzing–Hillary Airport) and Pokhara (Pokhara Airport) is 172 miles / 276 kilometers / 149 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Lukla (LUA) to Pokhara (PKR) is 316 miles / 509 kilometers and travel time by car is about 8 hours 42 minutes.

Tenzing–Hillary Airport – Pokhara Airport

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Distance from Lukla to Pokhara

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 171.701 miles
  • 276.326 kilometers
  • 149.204 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
  • 171.421 miles
  • 275.876 kilometers
  • 148.961 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 Pokhara?

The estimated flight time from Tenzing–Hillary Airport to Pokhara Airport is 49 minutes.

What is the time difference between Lukla and Pokhara?

There is no time difference between Lukla and Pokhara.

Flight carbon footprint between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Pokhara Airport (PKR)

On average, flying from Lukla to Pokhara generates about 50 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 50 kilograms equals 111 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 Pokhara

Shortest flight path between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Pokhara Airport (PKR).

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 Pokhara Airport
City: Pokhara
Country: Nepal Flag of Nepal
IATA Code: PKR
ICAO Code: VNPK
Coordinates: 28°12′3″N, 83°58′55″E