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Qalsata (Aymara qalsa stones,[3]-ta a suffix, the hispanicized spelling is the misleading word Calzada)[4] is a mountain in the Andes, about 5,874 m (19,272 ft) high, located in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia. It lies in the La Paz Department, Larecaja Province, on the border of the Sorata Municipality and the Guanay Municipality. It is situated south-east of Janq'u Uma, between the mountain Q'asiri in the north-west and Ch'iyar Juqhu in the south-east, and east of San Francisco Lake.[5]

Q'asiri, Qalsata and Ch'iyar Juqhu as seen from Chuwa (near Lake Titicaca)
Highest point
Elevation 5,874 m (19,272 ft) [1]
Coordinates 15°55′57″S 68°26′16″W / 15.93250°S 68.43778°W / -15.93250; -68.43778Coordinates: 15°55′57″S 68°26′16″W / 15.93250°S 68.43778°W / -15.93250; -68.43778[2]
Qalsata is located in Bolivia
Location Bolivia
La Paz Department, Larecaja Province, Sorata Municipality
Parent range Andes, Cordillera Real
First ascent 1-1962 via N.W. face,[1]

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External linksEdit

  • Sorata Municipality: population data and map showing San Francisco Lake. Qalsata is situated east of it.


  1. ^ a b "Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Nevado Calzada "
  3. ^ Thomas A. Sebeok, Materials for an Aymara Dictionary, Journal de la Société des Américanistes, 1951, p. 133
  4. ^ Calzada (Spanish) - roadway; road; pavement; wearing shoes; equipped with shoes
  5. ^ Map of the Illampu massif and surroundings (north is upper left) showing Qalsata ("Cerro Calzada") on the right