Torres del Paine National Park – Day One
Our hotel, Tierra Patagonia (https://tierrahotels.com/patagonia/), is truly heaven on earth. The nearest town is an hour away. The closest airport is a four hour drive. There’s no cell service, no TVs in the rooms, the Internet is only available in one small part of the property…and, none of this matters. People come here to get away from it all and spend their days exploring the incredibly beautiful Torres del Paine National Park.
Our first excursion was a 16 km hike (10 miles) called “Dagostini”. Our guide, Nico, was fantastic (thank you, Nico!). The beauty was endless, we learned a ton, and somehow managed not to get blown off of the mountain (winds were consistently 40 – 50 mph). The wind in Patagonia is truly epic and relentless. Plus we survived the harrowing :30 minute downhill trek to the end. It was no joke - we couldn’t even look up at one point, just focused on putting one foot in front of the other.
These pictures don’t do this adventure any justice. It was one of the best days of our lives. And, we’ll tackle another part of the Park tomorrow!