I stayed few days at Dipak & kaussila organic tea farm and it was one of the most interesting and peaceful place I stayed during my 2months trip... Smiley and happy, Dipak shares his knowlages in passion and love. Kaussila often sings during she is cooking a delicious organic food dinner... Just a perfect stay ! Thank you so much for your happiness and your good vibes. Sophie
This farm was very nice and Deepak and the people were very lovely and interested. Thanks a lot!
We are a young French couple traveling around the globe to discover the world of tea. We have spent couple of days with Deepak's family, plucking tea and producing blakc and green tea. It was an amazing experience as we learnt so much. Deepak and his family are adorable guests and they will make you feel at home in less than 5 mins. Highly recommended. For more details check out : http://www.teatravelers.fr/en/project/ilam-eng/
Getting to Deepak's farm was an adventure in itself! I flew from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (180USD each way) then took a cab to Phikkal (2000Rs) then walked 40 min to the farm in Aarubote. There is also the possibility of taking a 20h bus from Kathmandu, which is much cheaper. Once I got to the farm, I knew it was all worth it. The tea plantation is gorgeous! Deepak thought me about tea farming, picking, processing, etc. His wife taught me how to cook momos. The whole family is very welcoming and speaks excellent english. It is an excellent place to relax, meditate, recharge, etc. I wish I could have stayed much longer!
I had a nice stay in Ilam Organic, Deepak's farm in Aarubote village. All family members were very welcoming and friendly. The cozy and clean room, good food. Really enjoyed tea picking. Farmer generously shared information about tea producing, also organized and lead visits to tea factories and local temple. This stay let me experienced local Nepalie's life in the village and I have gained knowledge about tea producing. Thank you so much Deepak! It was real pleasure to meet you and your family! Definitely recommend this place!