Flight To Lukla From Kathmandu

Conquer Everest: Thrilling Flights to Lukla, Nepal. Start your adventure with us to Everest at an affordable price from Kathmandu TIA or Ramechhap Manthali Airport. Private and shared Jeep is available to Salleri, Ramechhap (Manthali), Jiri, Paiya.

Airport Name:Tenzing Hillary Airport or Lukla Airport
IATA/ Airport Code:LUA
Airlines:Tara Air, Sita Air, Summit Airlines
Airport Altitude:2,860 meters
Flight Distance :139 km (straight line)
Flight Duration:30 Minutes
Free Baggage:10 Kg + 05 Kg Hand Carry
Flight Fare:Starting from USD 173

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    american dollar

    Regular Airline Fares

    USD 170 /person

    Nepali Rupees

    Cost For Nepali

    NRs. 9950.00 /person

    Indian rp

    Cost For Indian

    Inr . 8350.00 /person

    About Flights to Lukla

    Kathmandu to Lukla by Helicopter

    Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight is a known option for those who wish to eliminate domestic flights and travel to Lukla at the scheduled time at the best price.

    Duration: 45 Minutes

    Private Cost: USD 2,500

    Group Joining Cost: USD 460

    Max Group Size: 5 persons

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    Lukla is a charming town that serves as the gateway to Everest for enthusiastic trekkers. Sitting at an impressive 2,860 meters, Lukla offers stunning mountain views and a unique atmosphere. Despite its name, meaning "place with many goats and sheep," these days the town bustles with tourists and trekkers. Nestled in the Himalayas, Lukla is a charming town that serves as the gateway to Everest for enthusiastic trekkers. Sitting at an impressive 2,860 meters, Lukla offers stunning mountain views and a unique atmosphere. Despite its name, meaning "place with many goats and sheep," these days the town bustles with tourists and trekkers. Lukla boasts hidden gems beyond its role as a trekking hub. Visit the magnificent Kemgon Gompa, adorned with beautiful paintings. Spend an afternoon witnessing the thrilling takeoffs and landings at Lukla's airport, considered one of the most exciting in the world! Lukla boasts hidden gems beyond its role as a trekking hub. Visit the magnificent Kemgon Gompa, adorned with beautiful paintings. Spend an afternoon witnessing the thrilling takeoffs and landings at Lukla's airport, considered one of the most exciting in the world! Many trekkers spend their first day acclimatizing in Lukla or embark on a gentle hike to Phakding or Monjo. Lukla is a vital part of the Everest Base Camp trek, with most itineraries including a final night here before returning to lower altitudes.

    Experience a breathtaking 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Witness the  beauty of the Kathmandu Valley transitioning into the awe-inspiring Himalayas. Daily flights connect Kathmandu and Lukla, operated by reputable airlines like Tara Air, Sita Air, and Summit Air. Due to Lukla's high altitude and short runway, only STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) certified small aircraft are suitable for this scenic yet thrilling journey.

    Lukla Airport buzzes with activity, averaging 30 daily flights during peak Everest trekking season. This translates to nearly 400 trekkers arriving and departing each day, eager to embark on their Himalayan adventures. However, during the low season, flight frequency dips to just 3 flights per day. Early morning takeoffs and strict landing regulations ensure optimal flight conditions. The first flight to Lukla typically departs around 6:15 AM, maximizing daylight hours for take-off and landing. Remember, strict weather restrictions are in place to prioritize safety, so flexibility is key when planning your Lukla adventure.

     Lukla flight costs vary depending on your nationality, offering tremendous value for every explorer.

    Nepali Citizens: Enjoy the most affordable fares with a round-trip Kathmandu-Lukla flight costing only NPR 8290 (USD 65) from Kathmandu and NPR 4750 (USD 37) returning.

    Indian Trekkers: Secure a one-way flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for approximately INR 9000 (USD 115).

    International Travelers: Embark on your dream Everest expedition with round-trip flights starting from USD 162. Experience seasonal variations in pricing with the most attractive fares during the monsoon season (June-September) at USD 143. During autumn (October-November) expect fares around USD 171, while winter (December-February) offers flights for USD 152. Spring (March-May) sees a slight increase to USD 164.

    Embarking on your Everest adventure? Here's a quick guide to luggage allowances for flights to Lukla:

    Limited Luggage, Limitless Adventure: Due to small aircraft capacity, Lukla flights have stricter baggage restrictions compared to larger airports. Passengers are allocated a total of 15 kg divided into:

      • Check-in baggage: 10 kg for your main luggage.
      • Hand-carry bag: 5 kg for your essential carry-on items.

    Going Overweight? No Problem (for a Fee): Exceeding the weight limit incurs a nominal fee between USD $1 and $3 per extra kilogram.

    Pack Smart, Travel Happy: Remember, these restrictions apply to most mountain destinations like Jomsom and Phaplu. Packing light is crucial for a smoother check-in process and a more comfortable trek.

    Climbing Everest comes with adventure, and Lukla flights are no exception! Here's what to expect:

    Unpredictable Weather, Unwavering Safety: Lukla Airport's high elevation and unique location mean weather can be unpredictable. A short runway with a cliff edge demands strict safety protocols. Airlines meticulously check departure and arrival weather conditions. Even airborne flights from Kathmandu may be diverted if Lukla weather deteriorates. Your safety is paramount.

    Flight Delays are Common: Expect potential delays any time of year. While spring and autumn experience fewer cancellations, monsoon (June-September) and winter see a higher chance of disruptions. Airlines will reschedule you on the next available flight.

    Embrace Flexibility: Flight delays are a natural part of the Everest adventure. Be prepared for potential schedule changes. Instead of frustration, view it as an opportunity to acclimatize or explore Lukla's charming town.

    Alternative Options: If delays or cancellations disrupt your plans, contact us to explore alternative travel options to get you on the mountain trail as soon as possible.

    Your safety is our top priority at all times. Here's why Lukla flights prioritize unwavering security:

    Uncompromising Weather Checks: Himalayan weather is notoriously unpredictable. Despite the short flight duration (30-40 minutes), sudden changes like mist, fog, rainstorms, or snow are a possibility. In such cases, pilots do not hesitate to turn around and return to Kathmandu, prioritizing their safety. Both Lukla and Kathmandu weather conditions are meticulously assessed before takeoff.

    Highly Trained STOL Pilots: Only specialized STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) aircraft are used for Lukla flights. Rigorous pilot qualifications ensure exceptional skill:

      • A minimum of 100 completed STOL missions
      • Over one year of flying experience in Nepal's STOL regions
      • Completion of the required number of flights to Lukla Airport with a certified instructor pilot.

    We take zero risks when it comes to take-off and landing. Unwavering safety measures ensure a smooth and secure flight experience. Travel to Lukla with the peace of mind that your safety is paramount. Highly trained pilots and uncompromising weather checks guarantee a secure and reliable flight.

    Conquering Everest starts with a thrilling flight to Lukla! Here are some insider tips to optimize your experience:

    Score Epic Mountain Views: For a once-in-a-lifetime panorama, snag a window seat on the left side of the aircraft. Witness the majestic Himalayas unfold before your eyes!

    Pack for Comfort: Ear plugs or cotton wool (often provided by flight attendants) will help mute engine noise. Bring light snacks, chocolates, and a water bottle to keep your energy up in case of delays.

    Plan Your Flight: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (mid-September-November) are peak trekking seasons. Book your Lukla flights well in advance to secure your spot.

    Flight Delays? No Worries: Anticipate potential delays due to weather. In case of cancellation, you'll receive a refund or be rescheduled for the next day. Alternative travel options might also be available.

    Build in Buffer Time: Factor in an extra day to your itinerary. This flexibility will help you manage any unexpected flight delays and ensure a smooth start to your trek.

    Bonus Tip: Download essential travel documents and trekking permits on your phone for easy access during your wait.

    Embrace the Adventure! Lukla's captivating charm and the exhilaration of the flight are all part of the Everest experience. With these tips, you're ready to soar towards your Himalayan adventure!


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

    Finding a plane ticket, particularly during peak season, can be tough. You do not want to deal with that.

    If you are unsure about the return flight date, just let us know the tentative date; you have the option to shift the booking dates at no extra cost as long as there is availability. Please let us know as soon as possible about the changes. It is recommended that you let us know three days before the ticket dates. You can simply contact us at + (Direct Call/WhatsApp/Viber) or email at flightstolukla@gmail.com

    Regarding the baggage allowance on [specific airline's name] for a flight to Lukla, an individual passenger can have 10 Kg of main baggage and 5 kg of hand-carry baggage along with them, which is included in the ticket cost. Hopefully, you are not planning to carry more. If you exceed this limit, then [specific airline's name] charges nominal fees of around USD 02 per kg. If you are traveling with more luggage, it is recommended to store your luggage safely somewhere, as a hotel in Kathmandu stores your luggage without charge. A total of 15 kg covers all the necessary gear and equipment for the 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 a half hours before the flight time.

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

    To book a flight, you can start by sending an inquiry to the flightstolukla.com website. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at flighttolukla@gmail.com, info@flightstolukla.com, or by calling/WhatsApp/Viber at +977 9803000442. We're here to assist you in every step of the way.

    To make flight booking and reservation, the required information is:

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

    Once your flight is booked, we'll arrange a payment method that suits you best. You can choose from options like bank transfer, online credit card payment, or cash. We're here to make your booking experience as convenient as possible.

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

    Lukla Airport, also called Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is located in Nepal. It's a small airport high in the mountains, near Mount Everest. This airport serves as the starting point for many trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp. Lukla sits at an impressive height of 9,337 feet (2,846 meters).

    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 for the next day. You can reschedule the flight ticket at the airport counter, or as per the guests' preference, we will reschedule for the next day. Please let us know earliest. If the flight is canceled, the travelers who have yet to fly before have higher priority when it comes to rebooking. At the same time, the next day's flight totally depends upon the weather, and there is little chance of getting the first and second flights due to scheduled booked flights for the next day. So we have to wait for a later flight or take the helicopter flight on the same day. If you decide to take a helicopter flight, it costs extra, around USD 300 to 500, with the airline's flight ticket. We will refund the flight ticket and adjust the helicopter cost. This price is applicable for group joining, but if you have a group charter helicopter flight, it costs about 2200 USD. If you decide to cancel the ticket and avoid the alternative, we will refund the amount.