|Range/Region:||Western Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May|
|Year first climbed:||1960|
|First successful climber(s):||K. Hirabayashi, Gyltsen Norbu, (Japanese expedition)|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Convenient Center:||Baitadi, Nepal|
Api, Nampa and Saipal are a trio of high mountains located in extreme northwestern Nepal. Together they form a small range of sharp, icy peaks, rising from a long, steep, snowy crest. The name Api is Tibetan for Grandmother, and the name of its neighbor Nampa is derived from the Tibetan expression gnampa-p'a meaning Holy Father. Both of these names are likely rooted in Nepalese folklore, but their specific origin is unknown.