Health and Health and

Tourists visiting Tajikistan do not need to be vaccinated, however, they should be vaccinated in Tetanus and Typhoid along with Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria can also be seen in Tajikistan, so it is a good idea to consult your physician local to get guidance on immunisations.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our excursions, you’ll frequently meet local people who have distinct customs and traditions. We ask you to be respectful and considerate towards locals. Your tour-leaders and guides are always able to give you advice accordingly.

The first thing to note about traveling through Central Asia is that most regions, including the towns and cities, are much more relaxed attitude to Islam than their neighboring areas to the south in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is a Muslim area , and it’s vital to be vigilant in specific areas. Both women and men can wear T-shirts and shorts in the cities, they must not wear long sleeves or T-shirts. But, those who visit active mosques should wear pants that fall below the knees and wear tops that cover shoulders. The use of a head scarf is advised for women. While on this tour, we’ll be traveling in remote locations not often frequented by tourists. The locals tend to dress modestly, so it is highly likely that you’ll feel comfortable in conservative clothing.

Language & Religion

The official language of Tajikistan is Tajik. Russian is still used routinely for business communication and communications.

The majority of the population adhere to Sunni Islam, with the small minority being followers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Food and drinks

The meals on this tour tends to focus mainly on soups, meat and potatoes. It can be difficult to discover in remote areas, and at higher elevations. There are plenty of dried fruit and nuts to taste.

The choices for alcohol are limited to beer and vodka. Anyone who wants to experiment with other drinks – like Scotch or Gin is recommended to buy it duty-free and bring it along. It can be difficult to find mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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