# How far is Lukla from Paro?

The distance between Paro (Paro Airport) and Lukla (Tenzing–Hillary Airport) is 167 miles / 268 kilometers / 145 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Paro (PBH) to Lukla (LUA) is 452 miles / 727 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 11 hours 6 minutes.

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## Distance from Paro to Lukla

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 166.543 miles
• 268.025 kilometers
• 144.722 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
• 166.250 miles
• 267.553 kilometers
• 144.467 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 Paro to Lukla?

The estimated flight time from Paro Airport to Tenzing–Hillary Airport is 48 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Paro Airport (PBH) and Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA)

On average, flying from Paro to Lukla generates about 50 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 50 kilograms equals 109 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Paro to Lukla

See the map of the shortest flight path between Paro Airport (PBH) and Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA).

## Airport information

Origin Paro Airport
City: Paro
Country: Bhutan
IATA Code: PBH
ICAO Code: VQPR
Coordinates: 27°24′11″N, 89°25′28″E
Destination Tenzing–Hillary Airport
City: Lukla
Country: Nepal
IATA Code: LUA
ICAO Code: VNLK
Coordinates: 27°41′12″N, 86°43′46″E