Northern Lao - European
Cave Project 

     
 

Welcome to the Northern Lao - European Cave Project !

We are a team of European cavers that explores caves in Laos since the year 2000. We want to achieve an overview of caving areas located in the Northern provinces. Cavers of all nations are welcome  to contribute to our mission. We cooperate with the local authorities and development projects and promote cave eco-tourism as part of conservation and contribution to the local economy.

Latest News:  
December During the Christmas break the Northern Lao-European Cave Project will target for the very first time the extensive karst areas of Xieng Khouang province. This province is famous for the Plain of Jars and receives many tourists.

See for details: Laos 2015

February The 2014 team returned from a sucessfull expedition with 13.3 km of surveyed caves in Sam Neua and close to the Vietnam border at Phon Thong. Further potential is confirmed west of Sam Neua region.
 

  Team 2014Team Phon Thong
July Three presentations and one poster have been given  at the International Congress of Speleology 2013 in Brno. Also our 5th BHB book was published on this ocassion. Please visit our article section for the following contributions:
- "10 years of exploration and over 100 km of caves surveyed in Northern Laos"
- "The development of Chom Ong cave as ecotourism destination in Northern Laos"
-  "Biospeleological research in the Lao PDR"
- "Speleological expeditions to the Shan plateau in Myanmar (Burma)"

 

Last update:  December 2014