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Distance between Lukla (LUA) and Phaplu (PPL)

Flight distance from Lukla to Phaplu (Tenzing–Hillary Airport – Phaplu Airport) is 15 miles / 24 kilometers / 13 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 31 minutes.

Driving distance from Lukla (LUA) to Phaplu (PPL) is 22 miles / 35 kilometers and travel time by car is about 1 hour 24 minutes.

Lukla – Phaplu

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15
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24
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13
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How far is Phaplu from Lukla?

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

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).

Flight Duration

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

Time difference

There is no time difference between Lukla and Phaplu.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Lukla to Phaplu generates about 27 kg of CO2 per passenger, 27 kilograms is equal to 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