- Elevation: 1,830 m (6,004 ft)
- Prominence: 1,303 m
- Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi
- Province: Sabah (Malaysia)
- Google Earth: kml
- Other names: none.
Not much is known about Gunung Monkobo at present and it does not appear to be hiked regularly. In 2022, it was confirmed by local villagers that there is no trail to the summit.
Its lower neighbouring peak Gunung Mentapok (1,528m) – also spelt Mantapok – was definitely hiked in 2016 by a local hiking club over the course of three days. The two peaks are separated by a deep, steep valley. Local guides are available for a 2 days and 1 night trek up Mantapok to three different destinations: Mantapok Peak, Sting Peak and Mantapok Trig. To reach Mantapok Peak from the trailhead apparently takes around 5 or 6 hours, but a local guide says that Sting Peak is the highest of the three destinations.
In his book ‘Mountains of Malaysia’, John Briggs writes that Mentapok can be reached from Kampung Mireru, that there is a survey beacon on the summit, and that Mentapok is of particular interest to the naturalist. As for the higher Monkobo, Briggs writes it can be hiked from logging roads to the northwest. These logging road start in Telupid to a logging camp at 900m above sea level. Briggs was writing around 35 years ago, so the situation may have changed considerably. His assertion that the summit can be reached in 2 hours seems almost unbelievable and there are no verified accounts of hikers reaching the top in recent decades.
- Getting there: Currently unknown
- Accommodation: Currently unknown
- Permits: Currently unknown
- Water sources: Currently unknown
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A Gunung Bagging trip to Gunung Mantapok is likely to happen 18-19th July 2023. If you are interested in joining please reply to this message ASAP or contact via the contact page. Thanks, Dan.