Health and vaccinations

There aren’t any compulsory vaccinations for those traveling to Tajikistan although you must be current on Typhoid, Tetanus Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria is found in a few areas of Tajikistan which is why we advise you get advice from your local GP or travel clinic regarding the proper vaccinations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our excursions, you’ll frequently interact with local people all with distinct customs and practices. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to show them respect. You can always count on your guides or tour-leaders to help you.

First, it is crucial to remember that Central Asia has a more relaxed approach to Islam than its neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a Muslim area so it is essential to be careful in specific zones. Long-sleeved shirts and shorts are suitable for men and women in cities, however in the case of visiting any mosques active, everybody should wear trousers that are below the knee, and tops that cover shoulders. A headscarf is also recommended for women. Throughout this tour we are exploring remote regions that are not frequently frequented by tourists. The local people are very modest in their attire and so you are likely to be more comfortable wearing quite conservative clothing too.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official language of Tajikistan. Russian is still extensively used in business and communication.

The majority of people are followers of Sunni Islam. A small percentage of people follow the religions of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Food and beverages

The food on this tour tends to be predominantly on soups, proteins and potatoes. In the more distant and higher altitude regions, vegetables can be difficult to find. However, there’s plenty of dried fruit and nuts you can try.

The options for alcohol are limited to beer or vodka. Anyone wanting to try something different – like Scotch or Gin is recommended to buy the item duty-free and take it along. Mixer drinks, such as tonic water, can be extremely difficult to find, though.

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