# How far is Lukla from Surkhet?

The distance between Surkhet (Surkhet Airport) and Lukla (Tenzing–Hillary Airport) is 317 miles / 510 kilometers / 275 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Surkhet (SKH) to Lukla (LUA) is 553 miles / 890 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 13 hours 13 minutes.

317
Miles
510
Kilometers
275
Nautical miles
1 h 6 min

## Distance from Surkhet to Lukla

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 317.006 miles
• 510.172 kilometers
• 275.471 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
• 316.479 miles
• 509.324 kilometers
• 275.013 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 Surkhet to Lukla?

The estimated flight time from Surkhet Airport to Tenzing–Hillary Airport is 1 hour and 6 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Surkhet Airport (SKH) and Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA)

On average, flying from Surkhet to Lukla generates about 72 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 72 kilograms equals 158 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

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

## Airport information

Origin Surkhet Airport
City: Surkhet
Country: Nepal
IATA Code: SKH
ICAO Code: VNSK
Coordinates: 28°35′9″N, 81°38′9″E
Destination Tenzing–Hillary Airport
City: Lukla
Country: Nepal
IATA Code: LUA
ICAO Code: VNLK
Coordinates: 27°41′12″N, 86°43′46″E