25 February 2016
Day 1 of the W trek in Patagonia, Chile
Date: 30 January 2016
Location: Torres hotel
Hours of walking: 0
This day was technically not a walking day, although it counts as day 1. It was more of a prep day, we got our maps and all of our vouchers for the lodges and meals and then took a bus for 2 hours to the park entrance. Although we did fall asleep for part of the bus trip, it was pretty amazing scenery and we were excited because if the scenery was that good from the bus how good was it going to be mid-trek! Once we paid our park entrance fee we hopped onto another bus for 10 minutes to head to our first lodge for the night.
Once we arrived at the lodge I was very pleasantly surprised. Coming from camping on the inca trail I didn't have high expectations for the lodges. But these were amazing, it looked like a nice hotel just with shared rooms. So that evening we shared drinks with 3 other people we met from our room. We watched the sunset over the mountains and it was is beautiful we just knew it could only get better from that point!
Check out day 2 on the trek here