The trek up to the lake takes approximately three hours, plus or minus an hour depending on your level of fitness, and how much time you take to slow down and notice the environment around you. It’s a fairly strenuous hike (no switchbacks in Indonesia), with the tree roots forming a type of staircase in places.
Once at the lake, cross the bridge and trek to a camp site further into the forest, where you’ll set up your tents. For an additional cost of roughly 600,000 IDR to a local fisherman, and based on his canoe availability, it might also be possible to take a 1.5-2 hour canoe ride to the Pasir Putih area on the other side of the lake. Other options, if requested ahead of time, could be to take our trail camera to set up along a trail, and after dark, take a night walk using torches to try to spot wildlife.