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Airport Overview

Tenzing–Hillary Airport (also known as Lukla Airport) is where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours in good weather. Weather related delays including high winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility often affect flights or cause the airport to close. The airport is surrounded by fencing, and patrolled by the Nepali armed police or civil police.

The airport's paved asphalt runway has an 11.7% gradient, and is accessible only to helicopters and small, fixed-wing, short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft (i.e De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Dornier Do 228, L-410 Turbolet, Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter, etc.).

The apron has four stands and there is one helipad located 140 m (460 ft) from the control tower. No landing aids are available and the only air traffic service is an Aerodrome Flight Information Service.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Nepal

Province or District

Solukhumbu District, Sagarmatha Zone

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Lukla

Airport’s Complete Name

Tenzing-Hillary Airport

Latitude

27.6878

Longitude

86.7314

Elevation (ft and m)

2,845 m (9,334 ft)

IATA Code

LUA

ICAO Code

VNLK

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Civil Aviation Authority

Management Contact Person

Civil Aviation Authority

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

No

Runway(s)

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

527 m (1,729 ft) × 30 m (98 ft) 

Runway Orientation

07/25

Runway Surface

Bitumen

Runway Condition

Good

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Yes

Runway Lighting

Yes

Refueling Capacity

No

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Air Traffic Control

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes

Weather Information

Yes

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes

Navigation Aids

Yes

Perimeter Fencing

Yes

Windsock

No

 

 

Fuel Services Charges

No fuel services are available at this airport.

 Price per Litre USD - $
Jet A-1n/a
Avgasn/a
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