Api

Elevation (feet): 23,399
Elevation (meters): 7,132
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Western Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 30
Longitude: 80.9333
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.