Health and Immunization

Travelers to Tajikistan are not required to be immunized, but they should be protected with the latest in Typhoid and Tetanus along with Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria is also able to be seen in Tajikistan and it’s best to talk with your local GP for recommendations on vaccinations.

Cultural Sensitivity

You will often interact with the locals, all with their particular customs and practices. You are asked to be respectful and considerate towards the local population. Your tour-guides and tour-leaders will always be able to give you advice accordingly.

It is first crucial to be aware that Central Asia has a more friendly attitude to Islam than its neighbors in Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, it should be remembered that it is technically considered to be a Muslim area, so caution is required in certain areas. T-shirts and shorts that are long can be worn by both genders in the cities, but in the case of visiting any mosques active, people should wear trousers that are below the knee, and tops that cover their shoulders. A headscarf is also advised for females. The trip takes us to remote locations that aren’t normally visited by tourists. Locals are modest in dress and it is expected that you’ll feel more at ease wearing conservative clothes.

Language & Religion

Tajikistan’s official language is Tajik. Russian is still used regularly for business and communication.

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

Drinks and food

This tour focuses mainly on soups and other meats. It can be difficult to locate in remote areas or at higher altitudes. But, there is a wide selection of dried fruits and nuts you can taste.

For alcohol, the options are mainly limited to vodka or beer so anyone wanting something different – Scotch or Gin for example – ought to purchase it duty free and bring it out. Mixer drinks, such as tonic water, can be extremely difficult to locate, however.

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