Kathmandu to Lukla
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The Gateway to Mount Everest

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Kathmandu to Lukla
Flight

The Gateway to Mount Everest

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Kathmandu to Lukla
Flight

The Gateway to Mount Everest

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Kathmandu to Lukla Flight

Book Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Ticket with us at Cheap Price and Quality Service. Lukla Flight is Popular gateway for Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, Island Peak Trek, Everest View Trek and Many More. Getting Lukla is an adventure of its own as Airport is surrounded on all sides by steep and the single landing strip in mountainous terrain. Nearly every trek to Everest Region begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Lukla Airport is a popular gateway for adventure lovers who are willing to trek in Everest Region and want to View Top of the World, Mount Everest. Although the flight duration is just 30 Minutes, the two airport Kathmandu and Lukla are different. Lukla Airport is officially known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport which is named for the first Everest summiteers. It is situated at 2,860 meters and known as the world’s most dangerous airport. Despite the dangerous airport, it is one of the most spectacular airport as well. The airport was built in 1971 with the help of Sir Edmund Hillary. During peak season time, an average of 30 to flights is conducted every day. During peak season time, there are about 30 to 40 flights every day on average with nearly 400 to 500 tourists departing and arriving.

Book your Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Ticket with kathmandutoluklaflight.com to ensure service guarantee and get you ticket in ticket in email without any hassles. We try our best for the early morning flights to Lukla because the weather tends to be much more stable and visibility is better for landing. Our top focus is to get customers on one of the day's early morning flight and try to minimize delays and cancellation. Tara Air, Sita Air and Summit Air offer daily flight to lukla.

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Booking is hassle free and very easy with us. To make booking just let us know the date when you are willing to fly, Number of Person, Valid Email Address and Contact Number and Send us Passport Copy of travelling Passengers. We will book your flight tickets and arrange flexible medium of payment (either Bank transfer, Online Credit Card Payment or Cash). Once the booking is confirmed you will receive the e-ticket via email or while you are in Kathmandu Visit us for a Cup of Coffee and get a Printed copy of ticket. We want you to have a best trek and ensure to provide safe, timely and smooth journey to Lukla as smooth as possible either way.

Kathmandu to Lukla by Helicopter

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight is well known option for those who wish to elimate domestic flight and travel lukla on schedule time at best price.

  • Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Private Cost: USD 2,000
  • Group joining Cost: USD 440 / person
  • Max Group Size: 5 persons
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Lukla Flight Information

Country: Nepal
Airport Name: Tenzing Hillary Airport or Lukla Airport
IATA/ Airport Code: LUA
Airlines: Tara Air, Sita Air, Summit Airlines
Airport Altitude: 2,860 meters/ 9,383 ft
Flight Distance : 138 km (straight line)
Flight Duration: 30 Minutes
Free Baggage: 10 Kg + 05 Kg Hand Carry
Flight Fare: Starting from USD 143

Lukla Flight Fare

Regular fare

Regular Airlines Fare

USD 162 /person

Regular fare

Cost for Nepali

NRs. 8290.00 /person

Regular fare

Cost for Indians

INR 9000.00 /person

Daily Flight Schedule

Regular schedule flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu are conduct by Tara Airlines, Summit Air and Sita Air. Please find below tentative flight schedule and select your suitable flight. There is an average of 25 flights to Lukla in trekking season.

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TRA111

06:15AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

06:45AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA115

07:25AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

07:55AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA117

07:45AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

08:15AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA151

08:30AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

9:00AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA119

09:20AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

09:50AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA145

07:45AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

08:15AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA161

10:30AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

11:00AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA142

06:50AM

Lukla

30 mins

07:20AM

Kathmandu

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA112

07:35AM

Lukla

30 mins

08:05AM

Kathmandu

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA118

08:30AM

Lukla

30 mins

09:00AM

Kathmandu

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA146

08:30AM

Lukla

30 mins

09:00AM

Kathmandu

USD 162

BOOK
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TRA154

10:00AM

Lukla

30 mins

10:30AM

Kathmandu

USD 162

BOOK
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ST601

06:35AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

07:10AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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ST603

07:15AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

07:40AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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ST607

09:15AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

09:40AM

Lukla

USD 162

BOOK
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ST602

06:35AM

Lukla

30 mins

07:10AM

Kathmandu

USD 162

BOOK
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ST624

07:40AM

Lukla

30 mins

08:15AM

Kathmandu

USD 162

BOOK
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ST628

09:40AM

Lukla

30 mins

10:15AM

Kathmandu

USD 162

BOOK
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SMA401

06:30AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

07:00AM

Lukla

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA403

07:45AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

08:15AM

Lukla

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA501

07:00AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

07:30AM

Lukla

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA407

08:55AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

09:25AM

Lukla

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA409

09:00AM

Kathmandu

30 mins

09:30AM

Lukla

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA402

07:05AM

Lukla

30 mins

07:35AM

Kathmandu

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA404

08:20AM

Lukla

30 mins

08:50AM

Kathmandu

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA502

07:35AM

Lukla

30 mins

08:05AM

Kathmandu

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA408

07:35AM

Lukla

30 mins

08:05AM

Kathmandu

USD 175

BOOK
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SMA410

09:40AM

Lukla

30 mins

10:10AM

Kathmandu

USD 175

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Airlines Flying to Lukla

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Tara Air

Tara Air was established in 2009 using aircraft form Yeti Airlines. Tara Air is the most popular airlines that operate the extensive connectivity in the Mountains of Nepal including flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Tara Air started it business with the mission of connecting the rural Nepal. Currently Airlines operate a fleet of seven STOL aircrafts, five Twin Otter DHC 6/300 and two Dornier DO 228 aircrafts. Including scheduled and charter flights airlines fly to almost all domestic airports of Nepal from the Far East to the Far West. Tara Air operate flight to Lukla, Jomsom, Phaplu, Taplejung, Dolpa, Simikot, Rara, Ramechhap and many more. There is no other airlines that flies to remote sector as frequently as Tara Air.

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Summit Airlines

Summit Air is formerly known as Goma Air started its operation since Feburary 24, 2011. It was re branded to Summit Air on 13 March 2017. Airlines started its operation with two Cessna Grand Caravan 208 B at beginning and afterward begin the schedule flight through factory new LET 410 UVPE-20 STOL aircraft on October 2014. On the initial phase these airlines aircraft were only used on Lukla and Jomsom Sector. Summit Air has established itself as the most look for STOL operator in Nepal. Summit Air operate flight to Taplejung, Jomsom, Dolpa, Simikot, Rara, Phaplu, Ramechhap and regular flight to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu.

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Sita Air

Sita Air is well known domestic airlines in Nepal that started its commercial flight in 6 February 2003. Airlines operate regular flight to remote mountain location of Nepal. The airline's main base is Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu with hubs at Pokhara Nepalgunj Airport. Sita Air offers direct flight to Lukla, Phaplu from Kathmandu whereas the connecting flight to Simikot, Rara, Jumla, Bajura, Surkhet from Nepalgunj and Jomsom, Mustang from Pokhara. Airlines offers scheduled and charter services through four DO-228 STOL HERO Aircraft. The airlines mainly fly to Lukla and Jomsom sector.

Additional Information

Lukla is a town in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu District, Sagarmatha Zone of northeastern Nepal. It is Situated at 2,860 metres, a popular place for every trekkers well known as the gateway to Everest. Lukla means place with many goats and sheep, but now few are found in the area these days. Lukla has grown rapidly with the introduction of its airport. It is the first sight that trekkers get introduced to when visiting Everest Region. According to trekking itinerary many trekkers walk from Lukla to Phakding or Monjo on their first day or take rest at Lukla but everyone spend their last days of trekking at Lukla town. While many would portray the place to be only an air terminal and accommodation, this curious little town unquestionably offers substantially more than that. Lukla offers variety of shops and lodges catering to tourists and trekkers ranging from simple to luxury. If you have time at Lukla you will have option to visit Kemgon Gompa as there are some beautiful paintings, Watching the flight coming in and out of Lukla airport and many more. From Lukla it take take two days to reach the village Namche Bazaar, an altitude acclimatization stop for those who are trekking to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes or other. Namche Bazaar is located at an altitude of 3440 metres which the biggest and largest sherpa settlement in the Everest.

Jumping off point for a trekking to Everest Region, Lukla Airport is the most dangerous airport in the world. Lukla airport is also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport which is situated at an elevation of 2846m above sea level. It is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Lukla Airport was build on 1964 and it was renamed after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first ever to set foot on top of Mount Everest in 1953. It is known as a "Gateway to the Everest", Almost every trekker's trekking to Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp, Namche Bzaar Trek, Tengboche take this flight. Lukla airport is the busiest STOL airport in Nepal. The runway is 527m long with 12% point to direct down setting down plane and gives a speed lift to carrier taking off. The airport has an only parking capacity of 4 aircraft and helicopter on other side. Without any doubt, Lukla airport is an extremely small and busy airport.

It is 35 minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu via Aircarft. You will have the stunning views of Kathmandu Valley and Himalayas. Tara Air, Sita Air, and Summit Airlines operates Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flight on Daily Basis. Only small planes which are certified for short landing and take off are capable for Lukla flight.

There is average of 30 flights to and from Lukla everyday with nearly 400 tourists arriving and departing in high trekking season. While in low season there are only 3 flights per day. The first flight to lukla starts at around 06:15 AM early in morning to afternoon. The flight schedule totally depend upon the weather and landing in bad weather conditions is strictly restricted.

The flight ticket to and from Lukla totally depends upon the passport the travelers hold. For Nepali Citizen Kathmandu to Lukla flight cost is Rs 8290 and Lukla to Kathmandu Rs 4750, For Indian Citizen INR 9000 Oneway and for foreigner starting from USD $ 162. Currently due to COVID-19, Airlines are offering promotional fare.

  • Autum Season: Month of October and November USD 171
  • Winter Season: Month of December to Feburary USD 152
  • Spring Season: Month of March to May USD 164
  • Monsoon Season: Month of June to September USD 143

In Lukla Sector domestic airlines allow passenger to carry total 15 Kg that includes 10 kg of Check In main baggage and 05 kg of hand carry bag per passenger. If you have more than this airlines charges nominal charges around USD $ 01 to 03 Per Kilogram as additional. This Baggage rule is almost similar to any other sector of mountain such as Jomsom, Phaplu.

Due to the airport position and elevation, weather conditions and visibility makes difficult one to schedule or predict the flights. Lukla Airport landing strip is short with the edge of a large cliff face at the end of the runway. Airlines do not take chances with weather conditions, both side weather are checked before takeoff. In the rare case, Even if flight has been takeoff from Kathmandu Airport it has to turn back because of the of the clouds lifting to Lukla airport. Rather than risk an unsafe landing if conditions have changed since takeoff Aircraft will be diverted. So, it is safe and reliable.

Delays with Lukla Flight are very common and it can be happen any time during the year. During best trekking seasons (spring and autumn) there is less chance of flight cancellation but especially likely around monsoon and winter season there is high chance of flight delays and cancellation. If the flight is delay you will be reschedule to next possible flight but incase of cancellation you will be on the next day flights. We know it can be pretty frustrating, but is simply part of Everest journey. You will enjoy the trekking and mountain views after it. If you are willing to take the alternative due to flight cancellation and delays on the same days or next day earliest possible please contact us.

Saftey and Security is the top most priority. Unless 100% assured, flight never depart. Weather in the Himalayas is highly unpredictable as flight distance is just 30 to 4o minutes but Sudden mist, fog, rainstorms or snow are always possible. In that cases, planes turn around and return to Kathmandu. Both Lukla and Kathmandu Airport climatic factor are taken in account before departure and No any risk is taken during the takes off and landing. So it is safe and reliable. Only STOL aircraft are used with the high standard for pilots flying to Lukla. The pilots must have finished 100 STOL missions, and have more than one year of flying experience into STOL areas of Nepal and finished the required number of flight to Lukla Airport with certified instructor pilot.

  • Sit on the left seat for incredible mountain views
  • Use earplugs or cotton wool for an ear (provided by air hostess).
  • Keep some snacks, chocolate, and water (In case of a flight delay)
  • In peak season book your flight ticket earlier, Spring (March to May) and Autumn (Mid-September to November)
  • In case of flight cancellation you will get money refund or reschedule to next day. (Also option available for alternative).
  • Advisable to build and extra day into your itinerary since flights can be delayed .

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FAQs

Previously flight to Lukla was Diverted to Ramechhap Airport but from Janurary 2021 flight will be regular and direct from Kathmandu Airport.

No, It is not mandatory to print your ticket. Simply, you can keep it on your mobile or tablets but Please make sure to download or save ticket offline and show to the concerned airlines counter at the airport. However, if you want to get printed form of ticket, Please visit our office in Kathmandu, Thamel. It would be great pleasure meeting you.

Yes, You can change flight date but please let us know minimum 3 days before original flight date. If you are unsure whether or not to book your return flight ticket then we recommend you to book flight ticket ahead of time for following reasons:

  1. Finding the plane ticket particularly during peak season can be tough. You do not want to deal with that.
  2. If you are unsure about the return flight date just let us know tentative date, you have an option to shift the booking dates at no extra cost as long as there is availability. Please let us know as earliest possible for the changes. It is recommended to let us know before 3 days of ticket dates. You can simply contact us at +977 9813665337 (Direct Call/WhatsApp/Viber) or email at kathmandutolukla@gmail.com

Regarding the Baggage allowance an individual passenger can have 10 Kg of main baggage and 5 kg of hand carry baggage along with them which is included in ticket cost. Hopefully you are not planning to carry more. If you excess then Airlines Charges nominal charges around USD 02 Per Kg. If you are traveling with more luggage it is recommended to store your luggage safely somewhere as hotel in Kathmandu store your luggage without charge. Total 15Kg covers all the necessary gears and equipment for Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Lake Trek.

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For the Lukla flight It is advised to get to the airport one and half hour prior flight time.

The total flight distance from Kathmandu to Lukla is 140km or 87 miles.

The best way of booking flight is by sending inquiry to kathmandutoluklaflight.com website. However, you can write to us at info@kathmandutoluklaflight.com or Call/WhatsApp/Viber us at +977 9813665337.

To make flight booking and reservation the required information are:

  • Date when you are willing to fly
  • Number of Person
  • Passport Copy of each Passengers

We will book your flight tickets and arrange medium of payment (either Bank transfer, Online Credit Card Payment or cash).

Lukla Airport is officially known as Tenzing Hillary Airport. The IATA Code and ICAO Code for Lukla Airport is LUA and VNLK respectively.

Domestic airline companies have been conducting almost thirty to forty flights to Lukla every day during trekking high season. So You can Imagine and ensure that flight to Lukla are safe. It is known as the “Best Gateway to Everest”.

After waiting for hours at the airport, the airlines may cancel the flight due to weather and In that case we have to book the flight on next day. You can reschedule flight ticket the airport counter or as per guests preference we will reschedule next day. Please let us know earliest. If flight is canceled the travelers who have not fly before have higher priority when it comes to rebooking. At the same time the next day flight also totally depends upon weather and little chance of getting first and the second flights due to scheduled booked flights of next days. So we have to wait for later flight or take the helicopter flight on same days. If you decide to take a helicopter flight it cost extra around USD 300 to 500 with the airlines flight ticket. We will refund the flight ticket and adjust with the helicopter cost. This price is applicable for group joining but if you have group charter helicopter flight cost about 2200 USD. If you decide the cancel the ticket and avoid the alternative we will refund the amount.

Helicopter have the flexibility in their approach to Lukla Airport rather then the regular flight.

For the Lukla Helicopter flight, it cost around 2200 USD for per flight. Helicopter can accommodate up to 5 people or 500kg. So If you are in the group of five then cost will be the lowest around you. However, in the trekking season we also offers group joining flight which would be economical for solo, couple or less number of travelers. For the group joining the cost starts from 400 USD. Please Send us Inquiry including number of person, flight date for best price. The total cost is share among the number of people flying at a time.

Yes, There is Option available for Helicopter flight to Lukla on Daily Basis. If you are on schedule and want to fly lukla on time or there is cancellation of regular flight Helicopter flight is best option available. Helicopter can accommodate up to five person in single charter. If you have group of four or five in number then Private helicopter charter flight is best option. However, if you are single or two in number and want to fly in Helicopter then Please send us your prefer flight date and we offer you Group Joining flight at best available cost. We work closely with both Airlines and Helicopter companies directly to ensure our guests make their trip efficient and secure.