Health and Vaccinations

Tourists traveling to Tajikistan do not need to get immunized, however they must have the most recent in Typhoid and Tetanus in addition to Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria is also able to be found in Tajikistan which is why it’s an excellent idea to talk to your physician local to get guidance on immunisations.

Cultural Sensitivity

While on our trips, you will frequently meet local people, each with distinct tradition and customs. We therefore ask you to be courteous and show them respect. You can always rely on your tour guide or tour leader to assist you.

First, it is important to know that Central Asia has a more open-minded approach towards Islam than its neighbors in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a Muslim area so it is essential to be careful in specific areas. T-shirts and long shorts are acceptable for males and females in the cities, but should you visit any mosques with active worshippers, everybody should wear trousers that fall below the knee and tops that cover their shoulders. A head scarf is also suggested for women. While on this tour, we’ll be travelling in quite remote areas which are rarely visited by tourists. Locals tend to dress modestly, so it is highly likely that you will feel more comfortable in conservative clothing.

Language & Religion

The official language of Tajikistan is Tajik. Russian is used for business and communication.

The majority of people are followers of Sunni Islam. A small proportion of people are believers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Drinks and food

This tour focuses mainly on soups and other meats. In more remote areas and at higher elevations, vegetables can be hard to find. But, there is a wide selection of dried nuts and dried fruits that you can enjoy.

The alcohol options are limited to beer or vodka. If you want to try something different – like Scotch or Gin is recommended to buy the alcohol duty-free and bring it along. Mixer drinks such as tonic water aren’t easy to come by, even.

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