Health and Vaccinations

There are no compulsory immunisations for travelers to Tajikistan although you must be current on Typhoid, Tetanus Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Tajikistan therefore we suggest you seek advice from your local GP or travel center regarding the appropriate immunisations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

While on our trips, you will often meet local people Each with distinct customs and practices. Therefore, we ask you to be respectful and show them respect. You can always count on your guides or tour-leaders to help you.

It is first crucial to remember that Central Asia has a more friendly attitude towards Islam than its neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, it should be remembered that it is technically considered to be a Muslim region and therefore caution is required in certain places. T-shirts and long shorts are fine for both sexes in the city, but when visiting mosques that are active, all visitors should wear pants that are below the knee, and tops that cover their shoulders. Women should also wear an asymmetrical head scarf. While on this tour, we’ll be going to remote areas which are rarely visited by tourists. The people of the area are modest in their dress and therefore you’re likely to feel more relaxed wearing quite conservative clothing too.

Language and Religion

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

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

Food and drinks

This tour focuses mainly on meats and soups. In the remote areas and at higher elevations, vegetables are difficult to find. There is an abundance of dried fruits and nuts to try though.

The alcohol options are limited to beer and vodka. If you want to try something else – such as Scotch or Gin is advised to purchase the item duty-free and take it along. Mixer drinks, such as tonic water, can be difficult to find, though.

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