Worlds Highest Caves

As we mentioned before, it a bit tricky with world records in speleology. So this is a list of high caves, which means caves with a high entrance, not caves with a big distance between highest and lowest point. Those are called deep caves.

Elevation Name Location Length Vertical Range Description
6,765 m asl (?) unnamed (?) Pakistan this is a mystery cave, so far we were not able to verify this info by a speleological publication
6,645 m asl Cave of Rakiot Peak On Rakiot Peak (7070 m), near Nanga Parbat, Kashmere, India 75 m (estimated) supposedly the worlds highest cave was discovered in 1963 by climbers.
4,930 m asl Qaqa Mach'ay Peru 300m 125m claimed to be the highest surveyed cave (2004 multinational Andes expedition)
4,862 m asl Puna Mach'ay Peru 70m Bob Gulden 2021
4,850 m asl Saturna 4 Peru 50m Bob Gulden 2021
4,800 m asl Cueva de Saco Peru
4,797 m asl Breathlessness Peru 44m Bob Gulden 2021
4,775 m asl Popcorn Cave Peru 45m Bob Gulden 2021
4,757 m asl Cueva Col Peru 43m Bob Gulden 2021
4,716 m asl Popcorn Rift Peru 45m Bob Gulden 2021
4,696 m asl Cueva Puyo Peru 170m 48m Bob Gulden 2021
4,681 m asl Tragadro Peru 122m Bob Gulden 2021
4,669 m asl El Exitador Peru 71m Bob Gulden 2021
4,623 m asl El Chupadero Peru 770m Bob Gulden 2021
4,604 m asl Dead Lama Pot Peru 74m Bob Gulden 2021
4,600 m asl Rangkul'skaja (Syjkyrduu) Pamir, Tajikistan
4,570 m asl Tragadero Puyo Peru 107m
4,500 m asl Cueva de Sanson Machay Peru
4,500 m asl Cueva de Pachacayo Peru
4,400 m asl Cueva de Laurichoca Peru
4,375 m asl Sima Pumacocha Peru
4,000 m asl Cueva de Taypunta Peru
3,992 m asl Sima de Milpu Peru 407m
3,750 m asl Ulugh Beg Uzbekistan
3,720 m asl Cueva de Chirimachay Peru
3,100 m asl Ghar Parau Iran 751m
3,050 m asl Aven de la Cascade du Marboré France
3,010 m asl Grotte de la Mortice France
2,680 m asl Grotte du Mont-Cenis Alps, France
2,560 m asl Rotloch Switzerland
2,525 m asl Abisso Gaché Alps, Italy
2,427 m asl Drachenloch Switzerland
2,426 m asl Triglav Pothole Slovenia
2,093 m asl Gouffre SC (upper entrance of the Pierre-St-Martin) Spain

Unfortunately we do not have very much info on most of these caves. Several caves have never been visited by cavers and there are no surveys and no publications. So it is rather difficult to make a good list.