Do you want to travel to Machu Picchu but are looking for some adventure? The Wonder of the World also offers various options for adventurous spirits. The Inca Trail and the ascent of Huayna Picchu are perhaps the most popular treks offered by the Inca citadel. How difficult is it to get to Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail? The hike is physically challenging, but requires no technical skill. The difficulty of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu mostly comes from the repeated ascending and descending steps, and the height. The climb to the first pass takes you to approximately 2,000 to more than 4,000 meters above sea level. in a relatively short length followed by a descent of approximately 1,500 meters above sea level.