Tham Lot (length 1,666m) is a cave system near Soppong, Pang Mapha district, Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand. The Nam Lang River flows through the cave which is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is also home to large numbers of bats and swifts. In Tham Lot and other caves nearby teakwood coffins have been discovered which are thought to have been carved by the Lawa tribespeople thousands of years ago.
Another cave in the area, the second longest known cave in Thailand, is Tham Mae Lana, which is 12 kilometres long. This was explored by Australian expeditions between 1984 and 1986. Other caves in the area which are over 1 km long include Tham Nam Lang (8,550m), Tham Bung Hu (4,442m), Tham Pha Mon (4,050m), Tham Seua/Tham Lom (3,100m), Tham Susa (2,617m), Tham Huai Kun (1,747m), Tham Pang Kham (1,370m) and Tham Plah (1,365m). Spirit Well (Nam Bua Phi), a spectacular large collapse doline and one of the largest known natural holes in Thailand, is south of the H1095 road. It is more than 200m across and 90 to 130m deep. It was first descended, by the Australians, in 1985.
We select only robust active caves for our adventure tours and avoid sensitive areas with particularly fragile formations or endangered cave life. All visitors to caves are encouraged to abide by ethical caving guidelines which are displayed at Cave Lodge.
For those whom caving is a passion, we can guide you through kilometres of spectacular stream caves, or, you can use our maps and find your own! How about unexplored vertical caves? Want to drop into the Spirit Well, a 100m deep collapsed cave with an untouched, primeval forest at the base? For serious adventures like these you will need your own ropes, equipment and team. The area has plenty of potential for discovering unexplored systems. Read our brief background info below for a better idea of the possibilities.
One day adventure caving tours start from 600 Baht per person and include caving equipment, guide and lunch.
We can also organize multi-day and specialist trips for individuals and groups including schools and clubs. We have special rates for school groups and programs that can include caving, kayaking and hilltribe trekking.