The Inca Trail reaches approx 13,700 feet (4,200 meters) at its highest point and is approx 27 miles long. Machu Picchu is located at 7,800 feet (2,400 meters) above sea level and is considered a moderate hike. It’s not a technical hike but there are a lot of Inca staircases to walk up and down, and the altitude may affect some individuals. Do not forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Always consult your physician before partaking in any physical activity that might be in question. A wooden hiking stick is recommended to ease the pressure on your knees during your trek.