Health and Immunization

There aren’t any compulsory vaccinations for travellers to Tajikistan though you should have up-to date vaccinations for Typhoid Tetanus, Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Tajikistan so we recommend you consult your local GP or travel center regarding the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

You are likely to meet locals, each with their unique customs and traditions. We therefore request that you be respectful and treat them with respect. You can always rely on your tour-leaders or guides to assist you.

One thing to remember about traveling through Central Asia is that most regions, especially towns and cities are more laid back in their approach to Islam than their neighbors to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. But, it must be remembered that it is technically an Muslim region and therefore a little bit of caution must be taken in certain areas. While both men and women can wear shorts and T-shirts in urban areas, they should not wear T-shirts or sleeves that are long. Anyone who visits the mosques that are active should wear pants which are lower than the knees as well as tops that cover shoulders. Ladies should also wear their headscarf. In this tour, we’re going to remote areas which are rarely frequented by tourists. The people of the area are modest when it comes to their clothes and you’re likely to feel more relaxed wearing quite conservative clothing too.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official language of Tajikistan. Russian is still routinely used in business and communications.

Most people follow Sunni Islam. A small portion of the population are followers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Food and beverages

The menu on the tour tends heavily on soups, meat and potatoes. It can be difficult to get in remote areas and at higher altitudes. There are plenty of dried fruits and nuts for you to try.

For alcohol, your options are typically limited to vodka or beer. Those who want something different like Scotch or Gin for instance – needs to purchase it duty free and then bring it to the store. Mixer drinks such as tonic water can be extremely difficult to find, though.

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