Overall it was a great experience. I found day two to be really challenging and long. However, I was surprised with my ability to overcome that challenge despite how much my body hurt at the end of the day.
Fortunately, the hot springs on day three provided some much needed relaxation and rest. I very much enjoyed the food throughout the trip and the community atmosphere of the group dinners. Everyone hikes at different paces, but at times I felt frustrated by how separated the group got, and felt kind of left behind in the back.
I really enjoyed the challenge of the trek overall and the opportunity it gave to learn about the people and land around us, and to get to know fellow travelers.