No more flight from Kathmandu to Lukla till 30 November 2023
From 25 September 2023 to 30 November 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 (USD177) and Road Transport (USD 30) for you.
Kathmandu to Lukla flight is possible by helicopter ride.
|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$ 180|
|Free Baggage:||10 Kg|
|Hand carry:||05 Kg|
|Kathmandu - Lukla Flight Fare:||US$ 218.00 per person|
|Ramechhap - Lukla Flight Fare:||US$ 177.00 per person|
|Cost for Indians||INR. 11,500.00 Per Person|
|Cost for Nepali:||NRs. 6820.00 Per Person|
Note: If you are in group above 2 persons, then ask for discount
Daily schedule flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu is conducting by Tara Airlines, Summit (Goma) Air and Sita air. Below table lists the flight schedule, please select your suitable flight.
|From||To||Flight No.||Dep. Time||Arv. Time||Booking|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||TRA 150||0830||0900||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||TRA 120||1000||1030||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||TRA 154||1000||1030||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||STA601||0645 (AM)||0710 (AM)||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||STA630||11:15 (AM)||11:45 (AM)||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||STA601||0725 (AM)||0755 (AM)||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||STA630||0800 (AM)||0830 (AM)||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 401||06:45||07:15||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||SMA 402||7:25||7:55||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 301||7:15||7:45||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||SMA 302||7:50||8:20||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 403||8:45||9:15||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||SMA 404||9:25||9:55||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 303||8:45||9:15||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||SMA 304||9:20||9:50||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 405||12:15||12:45||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||SMA 406||12:55||13:25||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 305||10:45||11:15||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||SMA 306||11:25||11:55||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 407||12:30||13:00||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||SMA 408||13:10||13:40||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 307||12:15||12:45||Book Ticket|
|Lukla||Kathmandu||SMA 308||12:50||13:25||Book Ticket|
|Kathmandu||Lukla||SMA 409||15:30||16:30||Book Ticket|
Lukla, a small Sherpa settlement, is located at an altitude of 2,800m where many trekking starts their trekking to Khumbu region. Lukla is gaining popularity with many lodging options, shops and trekking gears to buy and rent. It is the major gateway that leads us to exotic Khumbu region including majestic Everest. Kathmandu-Lukla flight offers the spectacular view of 18 highest peaks among which 4 of them are above 8,000m (subject to clear weather). Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes about 35 minutes through Trans-Himalayan route of Nepal.
Lukla airport also known as Hilary Tensing Airport is built on steep incline of a hillside. The airport is 450m long and 20m wide and the runway incline is a staggering 12%. It lies on a slot sector (flight can’t be 100% guaranteed) so sometimes we have to deal offline. We have deal with maximum flight cancellation because of bad weather. We are committed in arranging suitable flights and dealing with flight cancellation and weather condition. We also operate helicopter rescue facilities in any case of emergency. Since Lukla airport is one most dangerous airport in the world, Flight to Lukla is perfect for adrenaline lover and thrill seeker who wish to undertake an adventurous journey to witness the long fabled beauty of Khumbu region and Everest.
It takes 35 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to reach Lukla via aircraft. Note- the landing at Lukla airport is thrilling. Simrik Airlines, Goma Airlines and Tara Airlines are the best operating domestic airline which schedules (Kathmandu – Lukla) and (Lukla-Kathmandu) flights on daily basis. These airlines holds great safety records despite of having dangerous flight routes and treacherous runway in Lukla.
Kathmandu – Lukla Flight Cost
The flight cost to Lukla totally depends on the passport that the travelers hold. For Nepali citizen, the flight fare for Kathmandu Lukla costs RS 6,280 and 140 USD for Indian citizen. For foreigner, the price costs around 180 USD. The price fluctuates from day to day. So it is hard to provide the direct answer regarding flight fare to Lukla.
Our strong networks with numerous domestic airlines in Nepal enables us to offers you the best flight with the best ticket rate. As Lukla is one of most crowded touristic hub in Nepal, we suggest you to book ticket at least 5-7 days prior the flight.
The domestic airlines allow you to carry 10 kg luggage with 5kg hand carry bag. If you wish to carry more than 10 kg, the airline charges you nominal cost per kg. The extra luggage charge varies from airlines to airlines. If you are willing to trek or climb Everest, 10 kg luggage and 5 kg hand carry might cover all the necessary gears and equipment.
Flight Cancellation and Delay
Owing to its difficult mountain terrain and climatic variation, the domestic flights in Nepal (especially Lukla flight) are more like to get delayed and cancelled.
We recommend you to travel during best trekking seasons (spring and autumn) when the weather is dry, clear and stable. During these seasons, the flight delay and cancellation are very rare. Monsoon and winter seasons brings thick fog, winds, rain, patchy cloud and unfavorable conditions resulting in high prone to flight delay and cancellation.
If you are travelling to Nepal, we suggest you to get one or two spare days in case your flights get delayed or cancelled.
Note: - Travel insurance is highly recommended.
How to Book
Booking Kathmandu Lukla flight is hassle free and very easy. You have to choose the flight date to get the best available flight fare and fight of your desired sector. Fill the form and once the booking is confirmed, you will receive the booking reference number along with your ticket itinerary via email.
Safety and Security
Safety and Security is our first concern. So we operate our flights through experienced and best domestic airlines in Nepal. They take the climatic factor in major account before departure. Unless the safety factor is 100% assured, they never depart.
Before 2004, only 3 accident occurred during Kathmandu – Lukla flight. After 2004, there were 6 accidents. 2 fatal crash in 2008 and 2010.
1 fatality every thousand per 10 years (1 fatality every 10,000 per year) when looking back to history.