Health and Vaccinations

There aren’t any compulsory vaccinations required for visitors to Tajikistan though you should have up-to date vaccinations for Typhoid Tetanus Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria can be found in certain parts of Tajikistan and we advise you to seek advice from your local doctor or travel clinic regarding the appropriate immunisations and preventative treatment.

Cultural Sensitivity

While on our trips, you will frequently interact with local people Each with unique tradition and customs. We therefore ask you to be kind and treat them with respect. You can always count on your tour guides or tour leaders to help you.

The first thing you should know about travel in Central Asia is that most regions, including the towns and cities are much more relaxed attitude to Islam as compared to their counterparts to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, it should be kept in mind that this is technically a Muslim region and an extra dose of caution is recommended in certain areas. Although both genders can wear T-shirts and shorts in cities, they should not be wearing T-shirts or sleeves that are long. But, those who visit places of worship should wear pants that do not go below the knees as well as tops that cover shoulders. Ladies should also wear a headscarf. On this trip, we will be traveling in remote locations which are rarely visited by tourists. The people of the area are conservative in their dressing and you’re likely to feel more relaxed with your dress.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official language spoken in Tajikistan. Russian is still routinely used for business and communication.

A majority of the population adhere to Sunni Islam, with the minority of people who adhere to Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Food and drink

The food on this tour tends to focus predominantly on soups, proteins and potatoes. It can be difficult to locate in remote areas or in higher elevations. There are plenty of dried fruits and nuts to sample.

The choices for alcohol are limited to beer or vodka. If you want to try other drinks – like Scotch or Gin is advised to purchase the alcohol duty-free and bring it along. It isn’t easy to find mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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