Health and Immunization

Tourists visiting Tajikistan are not required to get immunized. However, they should have the latest in Tetanus and Typhoid in addition to Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria is also able to be seen in Tajikistan and it’s a good idea to consult your physician local to get guidance on immunisations.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our tours you will frequently meet local people Each with distinct customs and practices. We ask you to be kind and treat them with respect. You can always rely on your tour guides or tour leaders to assist you.

The first thing you should know about travel in Central Asia is that most regions, including the towns and cities, are more relaxed in their attitude to Islam than their neighboring areas to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is an Muslim area so it is vital to be vigilant in certain zones. While both men and women can wear T-shirts and shorts in urban areas, they should not be wearing long sleeves or T-shirts. Anyone who visits active mosques should wear trousers that are below the knees as well as tops that cover the shoulders. Women should also wear their headscarf. The tour takes us to remote places that are not often visited by tourists. The people of the area are modest in their dress and you’re likely to feel more comfortable in a conservative dress code too.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official tongue of Tajikistan. Russian is still widely used for business and communication.

Most people follow Sunni Islam. A small proportion of people are believers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Food and drinks

The menu on this tour is heavily on soups, meat and potatoes. Vegetables can be difficult to find in remote areas and in higher elevations. However, there are plenty of dried nuts and dried fruits that you can taste.

The alcohol options are limited to beer and vodka. If you want to try other drinks – like Scotch or Gin should buy it at no cost and carry it along. It isn’t easy to locate mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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