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Longitude: 86,584°
Latitude: 27,518°


Phaplu Airport is a small airport in Nepal, serving the region of Phaplu.

Airport size: small airport
Serving area: Phaplu
Longest runway: 0 (ft)


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About the airport

Phaplu Airport (IATA: PPL, ICAO: VNPL) is a small domestic airport located in the Solu Khumbu district of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 7,546 feet (2,300 meters), it serves as a gateway to the Everest region, making it an important hub for trekkers and mountaineers.

The airport is well-connected to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, with regular flights operated by various domestic airlines. The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.

Phaplu Airport features a single asphalt runway, which can accommodate small aircraft like Twin Otters and Dorniers. The airport has basic facilities, including a small terminal building with check-in counters and a waiting area. However, amenities such as restaurants and shops are limited.

From Phaplu Airport, travelers can easily access popular trekking routes like the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Gokyo Lakes Trek. The airport's proximity to the Everest region makes it a convenient starting point for adventure seekers looking to explore the majestic Himalayas.