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.


The following weather information is provided for the nearest supported peak. The weather icons reflect weather conditions from the base of the mountain, while the wind, temperature and humidity reflect conditions at the summit.

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