Weekend in Knuckles with Johann Peries

26 - 28 September 2020

02:00 pm Onwards

Sri Lanka

Knuckles Mountain Range


Roti Island  |  A Weekend in Knuckles with Everester Johann Peries

02 Nights/ 03 Days (Full Board Basis)

The Journey…

Over the past few months Johann and Roti Island have been meticulously crafting the perfect getaway in the Knuckles mountain range. We have harnessed the combined expertise of Johann who has visited Knuckles since he was a kid, with the Roti Island logistical expertise and the experience of our friends at By Foot Adventures to weave an amazing weekend where the mountains kiss the clouds.

Through this experience you will get the opportunity to connect with Johann and interact with him on a personal basis. He will be delighted to share his knowledge, expertise and especially about his experience summitting Mount Everest. He will also share details about his ongoing adventure traversing the seven peaks.

You will also get an in-depth insight into the flora and fauna of the Knuckles forest from Haritha and Katharina who are FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) qualified rangers.

Note: Itinerary is available upon request. Please contact Roti Island on 0773549245.

About Johann Peries

An artist inspired by nature, Johann is a hair-designer by profession and adventurer by choice. He is the only Sri Lankan man to summit Mt Everest at 8,848m (29,029 feet), which he achieved on 22 May 2018. His passion for the great outdoors and his creative soul has struck a perfect balance and is evident in his work, life and interests.

Johann began his hair-designing career 32 years ago. Opting for originality over formulaic, he soon became popular as one of the best hair-designers in the country. Taking his innate flair in the beauty and fashion culture a step further, he re-established the local industry to meet international standards by introducing new concepts in bridal - designs, attire conceptualizing and make-up. Today he is one of the most soughtafter hair and beauty designers, and amongst the few Sri Lankans in the industry to be globally acclaimed. Presently he runs four salons, two in Colombo and one in London. His career as an artist began long before his venture into the fashion industry; initially as a professional singer with Mary Anne Singers spanning over 20 years, as an actor in the local English theatre, and as a professional dancer competing and performing at local and international com-petitions.

Johann’s interest in exploring the great outdoors was impressed upon him at a very young age by his father, when the duo regularly explored the Knuckles Mountain range in Sri Lanka. The passion thus instilled in him, drives him to conquer mountains both in Sri Lanka and around the globe. His first exploration out of Sri Lanka was the Thai-Burmese border, in 2005. As a more experienced mountaineer Johann successfully conquered Everest Base Camp in 2010, Island Peak in 2012, and Mt.Kilimanjaro in 2014. He had to turn back just 400 metres short of the summit in 2016 due to a malfunction in the oxygen tank. In 2017 Johann, as part of his continuing training, climbed Mont Blanc in Switzerland. Johann decided to take on the challenge of returning to Mt Everest to complete the journey, which he completed on the 22nd May 2018, making him the first Sri Lankan male and the only hair stylist in the world, to attempt and summit Mt. Everest. Following the success of summiting Mt Everest, Johann and his climbing partner, Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala, have taken on the challenge of completing the seven summits around the world. In February 2018 they climbed Mt Aconcagua, Argentina.



  • The company, the expertise and the experience of Everester Johann Peries.
  • Accommodation and Meal Plan:
    - Wild Glamping booked on half board basis.
  • Logistics:
    - Services of an English speaking qualified ranger host for your activities.
    - Transfers from Wild Glamping to activity or meal points.
  • Exclusive Experiences with Johanne Peries:
    - Hidden Waterfall trek. (Trek Difficulty: Hard) | 10 – 12 KM | 350M elevation
    - Trek down to the Black Pool waterfall. (Trek Difficulty: Moderate) 6 - 8KM trek | 450M descent
    - 4x4 jeep drive uphill from the lunch location to Wild Glamping
  • Meals: (Includes meal + water)
    - Lunch at Wild Glamping on day 1
    - Hosted BBQ Dinner at By Foot Adventures on day 1
    - Breakfast at Wild Glamping on day 2
    - Brunch at the waterfall on day 2
    - Dinner at Wild Glamping on day 2 with a presentation by Johann Peries
    - Breakfast at Wild Glamping day 3
    - Lunch at Black Pool waterfall on day 3
  • Other:
    - Leech socks



  • Additional meals and liquor.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Expenses of any personal nature.
  • Tips/gratuities and porterage.
  • Any other services not specified above.


Cost of the Journey

  • Without Transport - Rs. 61,000 Nett per person on double sharing basis
    Please inquire on single and triple occupancy.
    - Minimum of 8 PAX to operate
    - More suitable for adults | 18 years and above


For more information, please contact:

Roti Island on 0773549245
A subsidiary brand of Sensory Indulgences (Pvt) Ltd.
Address: Kekatiya place, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.
Website: www.sensoryindulgences.com


For online ticket booking assistance:
Phone: +94 76 995 3435
Email: support@taktikbook.lk

Terms & Conditions

For Roti Island to issue a confirmation, the following criteria needs to be met:

  • Minimum of 8 pax confirmed per trip.
  • Hotel accommodation is available on the requested dates.
  • Rangers are available on the requested dates.

Important Notes

  • All our treks/hikes/walks will begin with an in-depth briefing by your hosts. Please pay close attention to the details as it will come handy during the trek.
  • This is a completely interactive experience. Don’t be shy to ask lots of questions.
  • This experience is not for those who are faint at heart or who are afraid of heights.
  • Alcohol is not included in the rate but you are permitted to bring your own liquor and consume at By Foot Adventures camp site, without any corkage.
  • Chasers at By Foot Adventures are included in the rate.
  • Tea/Coffee and water during meals are included in the rate.
  • All other non alcoholic beverages need to be purchased and settled directly.
  • We will be signing an indemnity form before operating the tour from all participants.
  • All travellers are expected to report sharp on time to the meeting point. If there is anyone arriving later than 8.45 AM to the starting point of the trip, we will be reluctantly compelled to leave without you. In this case you will not be eligible for a refund.
  • It is your personal responsibility not to litter or pollute the environment. Knuckles is a protected wetland and the local law authorities can prosecute you if they find you littering in the jungle.
  • You will not be permitted to consume liquor at the Black Pool Waterfall. Please also refrain from getting into the water under the influence of liquor.
  • We expect you to clearly communicate any allergies, dietary restriction and special medical conditions prior to the trip, so that we can tailor make your experience.
  • We expect you to clearly communicate if you have any physical conditions that may prevent you from trekking or hiking. (Eg: Hip replacements, knee surgeries etc)
  • In any instance you want to override the stipulated timings of the program, you will need to do so at your own expense. (Eg: Transport to leave early or late to the hotel after dinner etc.)
  • Roti Island, our hosts and all our stakeholders agree to comply with the Covid-10 Operations Guidelines set by the local authorities at all times.
  • Our rangers are trained in first aid and will be carrying a first aid pack every time.
  • When using cameras please be mindful not to use the flash when you are capturing shots of wild life.
  • During your treks we recommend that you wear proper hiking shoes with a good grip (closed shoes), wear cool light clothing, bring your sunglasses and caps/hats. We also suggest that you bring your own back pack with your personal belongings and a spare bottle of water. We recommend bringing a raincoat with you as well together with a dry bag or plastic bag to secure your mobile/ electronic devices. A change is optional and is not mandatory.
  • The Knuckles mountain range area is a protected highland montane forest, in a higher elevation from sea level. Due to these facts, expect sudden, unpredictable weather changes at all times including scattered to heavy rainfall during your trek. We will however monitor the weather conditions continuously and keep you updated.
  • The locations of the special outdoor meals will differ based on the weather.
  • The rangers may make a call to change the trail of the trek, route that you follow or cancel/postpone the trek based on existing weather conditions on grounds of your safety. In case we cancel a trek, you will be entitled for a refund amounting to the cost of the trek only.
  • Please always stick together with your rangers in one group and never split from the group and wander off on your own, as you will be in the wilderness. Always follow your ranger’s instructions as your safety is paramount to them. During a trek the rangers call is final.
  • After you have commenced a trek the only available washroom will be the bush, so we suggest that you relieve yourself before starting a trek.
  • The Rangala and Thangappuwa area where you will be staying and trekking has very limited mobile and internet reception. Please let us know if you wish to make a call, in case of emergency. We will be happy to assist you.
  • If you are using your own vehicles it has to be a vehicle with good ground clearance to reach the car park of Wild Glamping. If you are expecting to be picked up and dropped off anywhere other than the car park of Wild Glamping, there will be an additional charge.
  • Late checkouts are subject to availability.


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