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How far is Phaplu from Lukla?

The distance between Lukla (Tenzing–Hillary Airport) and Phaplu (Phaplu Airport) is 15 miles / 24 kilometers / 13 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 31 minutes.

Driving distance from Lukla (LUA) to Phaplu (PPL) is 22 miles / 36 kilometers and travel time by car is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

Tenzing–Hillary Airport – Phaplu Airport

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Distance from Lukla to Phaplu

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 14.662 miles
  • 23.596 kilometers
  • 12.741 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
  • 14.684 miles
  • 23.632 kilometers
  • 12.760 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 Phaplu?

The estimated flight time from Tenzing–Hillary Airport to Phaplu Airport is 31 minutes.

What is the time difference between Lukla and Phaplu?

There is no time difference between Lukla and Phaplu.

Flight carbon footprint between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Phaplu Airport (PPL)

On average, flying from Lukla to Phaplu generates about 27 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 27 kilograms equals 60 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 Phaplu

Shortest flight path between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Phaplu Airport (PPL).

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 Phaplu Airport
City: Phaplu
Country: Nepal Flag of Nepal
IATA Code: PPL
ICAO Code: VNPL
Coordinates: 27°31′4″N, 86°35′4″E