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Kathmandu Lukla Flight

Lukla is a small Sherpa village settled on 2,800 above sea level where many trekkers make their destination. These days Lukla is popular as trekking junction with many lodging options, shops and trekking luggage to buy or rent.  Lukla is the gateway that leads to the great Khumbu region including the highest Mt. Everest. The place is situated at 900ft and is also the entrance to the Sagarmatha national park. In Kathmandu to Lukla flight,

Kathmandu to Lukla flight is the best option to reach Lukla airport. However, the Lukla Flight is diverted from Ramechhap, Manthali airport to Lukla. There is no more direct flight from Kathmandu from 26 September 2023 till 30 December 2023, you should fly from Ramechhap to Lukla airport.

From 25 September 2023 to 30 December 2023 Lukla flight is operate from Ramechhap (Manthali Airport) 133km east from Kathmandu which takes about 4 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Manthali. We offer Flight Ticket (USD158) and Road Transport (USD30) for you. Per person and per way , you can Hire a private vehicle as well for your comfortable

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Kathmandu to Lukla by Helicopter Flight

If you want to fly on time from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu then we can offer you best price for the helicopter flight.

  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Private Cost: US$2800
  • Group Joing Cost: US$450 Per Person
  • Max Group Size: 5 persons

Lukla is a small Sherpa village settled on 2,800 above sea level where many trekkers make their destination. These days Lukla is popular as trekking junction with many lodging options, shops and trekking luggage to buy or rent.  Lukla is the gateway that leads to the great Khumbu region including the highest Mt. Everest. The place is situated at 900ft and is also the entrance to the Sagarmatha national park. In Kathmandu to Lukla flight, 18 of the highest peaks are visible in the clear weather in which 4 of them are above 8000m.

It takes 35 min to reach the Tenzing Hillary airport from Kathmandu. There are some domestic airlines operating flights from Kathmandu to Lukla but the direct book is not possible so it would better to book the flight ticket earlier.

Airlines Flying to Lukla - Kathmandu

Lukla Airport (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) is a small airport located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, and it serves as the gateway to the Everest region. Flights to Lukla are primarily operated from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) due to its remote location in the Himalayas. Please note that flight schedules and airlines may change, so it's essential to check with the airlines or travel agencies for the most up-to-date information on flights to Lukla.some of the airlines that typically operate flights from Kathmandu to Lukla include:
  1. Nepal Airlines
  2. Tara Air
  3. Sita Air
  4. Summit Air
These airlines usually operate small aircraft like Twin Otters and Dornier 228s for the Lukla route due to the short and challenging runway at Lukla Airport. Keep in mind that flight schedules to Lukla can be affected by weather conditions and other factors, so it's crucial to be prepared for potential delays and to check with the airlines for the latest information when planning your trip.

Kathmandu – Lukla Flight Pricing

The cost of a flight to Lukla varies depending on the traveler's nationality, primarily determined by their passport. For Nepali citizens, the fare for the Kathmandu to Lukla route is Rs 6,280, while Indian citizens can expect to pay

$160 USD

. Foreign travelers can anticipate a price of approximately


. It's important to note that these fares can fluctuate from day to day, making it challenging to provide an exact figure for flight costs to Lukla.

We have established strong connections with several domestic airlines in Nepal, enabling us to offer you the best possible flight options at competitive rates. Given Lukla's status as a bustling tourist hub in Nepal, we highly recommend booking your tickets at least 5-7 days in advance to secure your preferred flights and pricing.

Lukla Flight Fare as below

  •  Regular Airlines Fare:     US$ 217.00 per person
  •  Cost for Indians     NRs. 18500 Per Person
  • Cost for Nepali:     NRs. 682000.00 Per Person

Lukla Flight Information

  • Country:    NepalIATA Code:    LUA
  • Flight Duration:     25 Minutes
  • Airlines:    Tara Airlines, Sita Air, Summit Airlines
  • Flight Distance :   138 km (straight line)
  • City:     Kathmandu(KTM), Lukla (LUA)
  • Flight Fare:    US$ 215
  • Free Baggage:    10 Kg
  • Hand carry:    05 Kg
  • Airport Type: Medium

Kathmandu Lukla Flight Duration:

The journey from Kathmandu to Lukla via aircraft is a picturesque 35-minute flight. It's worth noting that the landing experience at Lukla Airport is quite exhilarating. Among the domestic airlines operating this route on a daily basis, Simrik Airlines, Goma Airlines, and Tara Airlines stand out as top choices. These airlines boast excellent safety records, even though they navigate challenging flight routes and contend with the demanding runway conditions at Lukla Airport.

 How much is a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

 ↔ The average cost for a one way flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is $217 USD, meaning a round trip will cost around $434 USD. ↔ the flight lasts just about 30 minutes from takeoff to landing, covering 85 miles / 136 km

 Can you still fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?

 Can I get a direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla Airport? Yes – the average flight time is 30 minutes. Now Kathmandu to Lukla flight are shifted to Ramechhap airports from April 01 till further notice





Tara Airlines, Sita Air, Summit Airlines, Goma Airlines

Flight Distance :

138 km (straight line)


Kathmandu(KTM), Lukla (LUA)

Flight Fare

US dollor195 per person for one way (Kathmandu to Lukla) US dollor 390 for both way (Kathmandu to Lukla-Kathmandu)



  • Country:Nepal
  • Airlines:Tara Airlines, Sita Air, Summit Airlines, Goma Airlines
  • Flight Distance :138 km (straight line)
  • City:Kathmandu(KTM), Lukla (LUA)

 How much baggage is allowed in Lukla flight?

15kg -What Is The Baggage Allowance For Flights To Lukla Airport? The baggage allowance for your flight to Lukla is 15kg. This Includes both your Duffle bag and your day pack.

 How much is a chopper from Kathmandu to Lukla?

 How to Book Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight? Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Cost USD 450 Per Person if group Sharing. We offers Best and reasonable affordable price, Book Now.

 Why no flights from Kathmandu to Lukla?

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal announced in October 2022 that there will no longer be flights operating from Kathmandu to Lukla during peak trekking season. They have defined peak season as Mar 1st – May 30th and October 1st – November 30th each year .

Can we reach Lukla by road?

 As there is no motorized road there from Kathmandu, there are only two ways to get to Lukla: by air, or on foot.

 Can you get to Lukla without flying?

 Trekking from Jiri: If you want to avoid the flight to Lukla it is possible to make the approach to Everest Base Camp overland through Jiri. This path is the one originally used by Sir Edmund Hillary's expedition, and was the only path until he oversaw the construction of the airport in 1964

 Can you stay in Lukla?

 Lukla offers you a wide range of options for accommodation like teahouses, hotels as well as luxury hotels for all budgets and preferences during your trek to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Ri. Teahouses are basically homes of locals, later upgraded as lodges with better beds and multiple food options

  Can i go Lukla by bus?

There are no bus service between Kathmandu and Lukla. The roadhead to reach Lukla currently is Jiri or further till Salleri. To reach Lukla, one has to trek from there. Its about 3 days trek from Salleri to Lukla.

 What planes can land at Lukla?

 Wider view of the mountains that Lukla is perched on. The airport can only handle helicopters and small, aircraft such as Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porters, DHC-6 Twin Otters and Dornier Do 228s. The single runway is 527 m (1,729 ft) long with a huge 11.7 percent gradient. It is located at a height of 9,334 ft (2,845 m).

 How far is Everest Base Camp from Lukla?

Approximately 38.5 miles

The trek from Lukla (9,200 feet) to Mount Everest Base Camp (17,500 feet) is approximately 38.5 miles (62 kilometers) one-way.

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Flight Schedule

Flight FromFlight ToAirlinesFlight No.Flight TimeArrival TimeBook
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 09506:30:0007:00:00
kathmanduLuklaGoma AirGMA 40106:30:0007:10:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 10106:30:0007:05:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 09506:30:0006:55:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 20106:30:0006:55:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 20906:30:0006:55:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 10306:35:0007:10:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 20307:45:0008:10:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 21107:45:0008:10:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 07907:45:0008:10:00
KathmanduLuklaGoma AirGMA 40207:55:0008:35:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 09708:00:0008:30:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 10908:10:0008:45:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 11308:15:0008:50:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 09909:00:0009:25:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 20509:00:0009:25:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 21309:00:0009:25:00
KathmanduLuklaGoma AirGMA 40509:20:0009:50:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 09909:30:0010:00:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 11509:55:0010:30:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 20710:15:0011:15:00
kathmanduLuklagoma airGMA 40710:40:0011:10:00
KathmanduLuklaTara AirlinesTA 12311:35:0012:10:00

Returning Flights

Flight FromFlight ToAirlinesFlight No.Flight TimeArrival TimeBook
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA 09607:15:0007:45:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT07:25:0008:00:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT07:30:0008:05:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA 09808:45:0009:15:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT09:00:0009:35:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT09:05:0009:40:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT09:10:0009:45:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA 10010:15:0010:45:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT10:40:0011:15:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT12:20:0012:55:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT12:25:0013:00:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT12:30:0013:05:00
LuklaKathmanduTara AirlinesTA CHT14:10:0014:45:00

If flight numbers are in brackets like TA 181 (1,5) , this means that the flight are not daily flights. Numbers in brackets denots Monday 1, Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Thursday 4, Friday 5, Saturday 6, Sunday 7

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