Introduction: The duration of the walk to Machu Picchu depends on the chosen route and individual pace.
Classic Inca Trail: The 26-mile (42 km) hike typically takes 4 days to complete.
Shorter treks: Alternative 1- or 2-day routes, like the 2-day Inca Trail or Lares Trek, are available.
Train and bus route: If arriving by train and bus, the walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Conclusion: The walk’s duration varies based on the route chosen and the hiker’s pace.