You’ve made it to Machu Picchu, and now you want to climb Huayna Picchu. How fit must you be to climb? Find our expert Huayna Picchu advice here. Also found near the summit of Huayna Picchu, the peak’s famous “death stairs” are not quite as scary as some might have you think. That being said, they’re no walk in the park either. Most visitors assume that the climb will be more intense going up, and the presence of this staircase at the start of the descent throws many for a loop. It’s quite an extreme set of stairs, reaching an angle of over 60 degrees at some points. There’s also no railing to hold on to, so we recommend a lot of caution when navigating this section of the Huayna Picchu descent.