Health and Vaccinations

Tourists traveling to Tajikistan are not required to get immunized, however they must have the most recent in Tetanus and Typhoid and Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria can also be seen in Tajikistan, so it is a good idea to consult your local GP for information on vaccinations.

Cultural Sensitivity

You will often interact with the locals, all with their particular customs and practices. Therefore, we ask you to be respectful and treat them with respect. You can always rely on your tour guide or tour leader to assist you.

The first thing to note about traveling in Central Asia is that most regions, including the towns and cities, have a much more laid-back attitude to Islam than their neighbours to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is a Muslim zone, therefore it is essential to be careful in specific regions. Long shorts and T-shirts are fine for both sexes in urban areas, but if visiting any active mosques all visitors should wear pants that fall below the knee, and tops that cover their shoulders. The use of a head scarf is recommended for women. This trip takes us on remote areas that aren’t usually frequented by tourists. Local people are modest in dress therefore it is probable that you will feel more comfortable in conservative clothing.

Language and Religion

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

The majority of people follow Sunni Islam, with the minority of them following Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Food and drinks

The meals on this tour tends to focus mostly on soups, meat and potatoes. The availability of vegetables can be difficult get in remote areas and at higher altitudes. However, there’s a lot of dried fruits and nuts you can enjoy.

The choices for alcohol are limited to vodka or beer. vodka. Anyone who wants to experiment with something different – like Scotch or Gin should buy the item duty-free and take it along. Mixer drinks like tonic waters can be difficult to come by, even.

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