Chilla-Kimsa Chata mountain range

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Chilla-Kimsa Chata mountain range
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Chilla-Kimsa Chata mountain range as seen from Tiwanaku (looking south).
Highest point
Peak Laqaya
Elevation 4,825 m (15,830 ft)
Coordinates 16°41′S 68°43′W / 16.683°S 68.717°W / -16.683; -68.717Coordinates: 16°41′S 68°43′W / 16.683°S 68.717°W / -16.683; -68.717
Country Bolivia
Parent range Andes

The Chilla-Kimsa Chata mountain range (also spelled Kimsachata, Aymara and Quechua kimsa three,[1][2] Pukina chata mountain,[3] "three mountains", Hispanicized spellings Quimsachata, Quimsa Chata) is situated in Bolivia south east of Wiñaymarka Lake, the southern part of Lake Titicaca, in the La Paz Department, Ingavi Province. The range is named after one of highest mountains, the Kimsa Chata complex rising up to 4,735 metres (15,535 ft) about 15 km south of Tiwanaku.

The range stretches from north to south-east almost parallel to the Taraco range north of it. Wakira River flows through the valley between the two ranges and Jach'a Jawira flows along its southern slopes.


Some of the highest elevations of the range are listed below.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]


  1. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Lengua Pukina en Jesús de Machaca
  4. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Sacacani 5843-I
  5. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Tiahuanacu 5844-II
  6. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Guaqui 5844-III
  7. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:250,000 La Paz SE-10-03
  8. ^ "Guaqui". INE, Bolivia. Archived from the original on October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jesús de Machaca". INE, Bolivia. Archived from the original on February 4, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Tiawanacu". INE, Bolivia. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.