This walkthrough is meant as a general guide only. It may not include every pickup or secret. There may also be alternative ways of approaching situations within the game.
The level begins with Lara sliding down the side of a cliff into a temple ruins site. Turn left, head to the back of the area and climb up the smallest block on the left. Take a standing jump and grab to the next one and a final running jump and grab to the last. Turn right and enter the alcove. Turn right again and walk into the stone block. While it doesn’t seem to serve any purpose, this act actually opens a gate in the water. Exit the alcove, drop down and jump into the water. Swim through the underwater tunnel and pull up into the room at the end. Enter the crawlspace and kill two bats in the next room. Jump into the water and swim ahead, avoiding the boulders.
Pull out of the water and kill the two crocodiles. Jump back into the water and enter an underwater alcove on the left at the end of the first part of the pool. Pick up a shotgun and shotgun ammo. Exit the alcove and pull up onto the bridge (or the wing of a submerged airplane). On the right is a large medipack. Jump back into the water and swim to the end of the pool and pull up. Go thru the door and approach the gate. A cutscene shows an underwater gate opening in the pool. Reverse roll and exit the small room and jump back into the water. Swim forward, under the wing and turn left. Enter the newly opened underwater gate. Swim up and pull up into a cargo hold full of crates. Climb the first crate and pickup the crowbar. Drop down and crawl up onto the crates ahead. Climb down, reverse roll and pry the star in the wall ahead with the crowbar. Head back out of the cargo hold and back to the end of the pool where the gate is now open.
Head up the stairs and watch a cutscene of the location of the second golden star. Head up the ramp and a cage blocks the star. Safety drop down into the hole, equip the shotgun and take out the two crocs below. At the end of the room is another star. Pry it off with the crowbar. An earthquake shakes the room, creating blocks providing a way out. Head around the center rock structure and climb the first block. Take a standing jump and grab the next block and another standing jump to the top. In the east wall is a crawlspace. Crawl slowly and let two boulders fall safely away. Move ahead and kill 2 bats. Walk into the next open area.
Slide down and turn right. Climb the ladder in the corner on the right. Reverse roll and do a running jump and grab to the first block. Do a running jump to the second. Turn left and do a running jump. Climb the block and do another running jump. Climb the block. Ahead and to the left, climb the next block. Take a standing jump to the slope and immediately jump and grab the ledge ahead to avoid spikes below. Pull up, head right, turn left and jump and grab the ledge above. Pull up, ahead do a running jump over the water and turn left at the gate. Turn right into the purple area and left. Before entering this area, there are several boulders poised above. Turn right and go up the slope. Turn around and angle towards the block slightly to the left (the one with the gem receptacle). Now run forward and take a running jump to the block, avoiding the two boulders. Take a standing jump to the ramp and run forward as two more boulders drop and drop to a lower ledge. Immediately jump back to avoid the boulders as they roll back. From the lower ledge, take a running jump and grab over the lava (and boulders) and pull up onto the ledge. Do not proceed forward as another boulder rolls in front of you.
Turn left, down a ramp and do a running jump over the lava. Turn left, around the column and do another running jump over the lava. Climb the ladder until Lara’s hands are at the bottom of the final square and do a backflip onto the ledge behind. Turn left and do a running jump and grab to the ledge across the cavern. Follow the corridor around, jump over the lava and climb the block ahead. Follow the corridor and climb the ladder in the next area. Pick up the gem ahead and make your way back out to the boulder ramp.
Do a running jump and grab over the lava and boulders and to a standing jump and grab the block with the gem receptacle. Place the gem, turn right and enter the alcove on the left. Follow the corridor around and do a running jump to the next block. Follow the corridor around, climb the small block on the left. Turn left again, jump and grab the ledge above and pull up. Head straight, across the bridge and climb the block to the crawlspace. Exit the crawlspace and watch a cutscene for the location of the Pharos Knot. Go to the end of the room, climb the stairs and pickup the Pharos Knot. Reverse roll and head back the way you came, back to the boulder ramp. Head back up the ramp and exit right. Follow the corridor around and turn right at the gate. Running jump over the water and turn right up ahead. Do another running jump over the water and place the Pharos Knot in the wall receptacle. The gate in the water opens and floods the area below. Reverse roll, drop into the water and swim right into the newly flooded area. Swim to the ledge ahead and pull out of the water (at the edge on the right hand side).
Turn right and climb two blocks. Turn left and pull up. Turn right, climb the ladder and backflip into the area above. Turn left and follow the walkway to the right, then left and safety drop down into the area below. Reverse roll and follow the corridor around until you are at the edge of a semi-open area. As you proceed, a boulder falls. Run to the left to avoid it and enter the area on the left. Pull up into one of the crawlspaces on the left and drop down. Follow the path to the right. Slide down the small slope and kill two pigs. Head straight to the back of the area and turn right. There is a ladder on the back of a tree.
Climb the ladder, pull up and turn left (if the camera locks, pressing the look key should return it to normal). Do a standing jump to the ledge on the right. Walk around the tree and take a running jump and jump over the slope (alternatively, your could take a standing jump to the slope on the left and do a series of jumps to the ledge). Sidestep to the right, turn slightly right and do a side flip to the slope on the right. Slide and grab the edge. Shimmy to the right and pull up onto the flat area. Climb the ladder and backflip to the upper ledge. Turn around and sidestep to the right. Do a running jump to the wooden (striped) ledge. Avoid the grassy blocks as they are spiked. Take a standing jump to the next wooden block. Turn left and do a running jump and grab the ledge. Pull up and walk around the grassy square via the wooden area. As the slopes are not spiked you can walk up to the square in the corner ahead and pickup the Ornate Handle. Turn left and out of the small enclosure.
Turn around, jump and grab the edge the ledge. Safety drop down (minimal loss of life). Follow the ledge around to the left and take a running jump to the ledge with the ladder. Climb the ladder and pull up. Pickup the Hathor Effigy. Climb back down and climb the block on the right. Turn left and take a running jump and grab to the crevice ahead. Drop to the slope below and grab the edge. Safety drop to the ground. Reverse roll, head forward and to the right back to the original ladder that is on the back of the tree. Climb the ladder but this time do a backflip at the top to land on the top of a wall partially hidden by branches. Turn right, walk to the end and drop down onto the block on the right. Take a running jump to the block with the stand. Combine the Hathor Effigy with the Ornate Handle and place the Portal Guardian into the stand. The gate to the left opens. From ground level do a standing jump into the entrance. Wait until the boulder falls out of the way, then drop into the water. Swim through the alcove ahead. Follow around and up and pull up into a new area.
Turn left and follow the large pool around until you reach the block at the end. Climb both blocks, enter the alcove on the left and pickup the turquoise gem. Return back the way you came, down the blocks, around the pool to the hole with water. Jump over the water, turn left and climb the block. Walk to the end and turn left. At the edge, jump up and grab the branch above. Pull up and turn left. Do a standing jump to the ledge and a running jump to the next ledge. Walk to the left into the area with the skulls on the wall. Jump and grab the crevice on the left wall and shimmy right until you can pull up. Place the gem into the wall receptacle and enter the newly opened gate. Slide, jump and jump to the ledge ahead. A cheap way of doing the next bit is as follows. When you slide down, immediately backflip back to the ledge and let the boulder come to a stop. Then sideflip over the boulder and out of the alcove. Run forward and duck into the alcove on the right as another boulder falls. Follow the corridor to an area of slopes and hidden spikes. From the edge, do standing jumps over the slopes to get to the other side. Take a running jump over the gap, into the next treetop area where is a door at the end.
Starting from the left, make your way to the other side of the area by jumping ledges to the end. Enter the door at the end. Follow the corridor around until you reach an open area with a large stairway. Climb the stairs and enter the crawlspace on the left. Crawl out and watch a cutscene showing the path to the next artifact. Next, you can either do a running jump and grab (to change trajectory) and jump to the next slope and onto the ledge. Or you could grab the ladder on the right wall and shimmy left to the ledge at the end, with a couple more slope jumps. Do a standing jump and grab to the block and pick up the Pharos Knot. Slide down and exit the room. Go back down the stairs and back out to the treetop area. Turn right and make your way around the first ledge. Take a running jump to the ledge ahead. Turn slightly to the left to face north. Jump back, grab the edge and safety drop down.
Use the Pharos Knot in the alcove and exit. Head left and ahead is a hole with water. Drop in, swim through the corridor and up. Pull up, head into the crawlspace and pickup a large medipack. Drop into the water ahead and swim out. Swim to the right and pull out of the water at a spot near the waterfall. Turn around and do a running jump to the newly raised block in the water. Jump into the alcove behind the waterfall. Follow the corridor to the end and drop down into the room. Place the two stars into the wall receptacles and exit through the door (making sure to avoid the boulders) to end the level.