Health and Immunization

Travelers to Tajikistan don’t need to be immunized, but they must have the most recent in Tetanus and Typhoid in addition to Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria can also be seen in Tajikistan therefore it’s best to talk with your local GP for guidance on immunisations.

Cultural Sensitivity

There are many opportunities to interact with localswho have their own distinct customs and customs. We therefore request that you be respectful and show them respect. Your guides and tour leaders will always be able guide you in the right direction.

The first thing you should know about travel in Central Asia is that most regions, especially towns and cities are much more relaxed attitude to Islam as compared to their counterparts to the south in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Central Asia is an Muslim area so it is crucial to be aware when visiting certain zones. T-shirts and shorts that are long are suitable for men and women in cities, however should you visit any mosques with active worshippers, all visitors should wear pants that do not go below the knee and tops that cover their shoulders. Ladies should also wear the headscarf. Throughout this tour we are going to remote areas not often visited by tourists. The local people are very modest in their dress and therefore you’re likely to feel more at ease in a conservative dress code too.

Language & Religion

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

The majority of people adhere to Sunni Islam. A small portion of the population are followers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Drinks and food

The menu on this tour tends to be mainly on soups, meat and potatoes. In the more remote and higher altitude places vegetables are difficult to come by. There is an abundance of dried fruits and nuts available for you to try.

With regard to alcohol, the options are mainly limited to vodka or beer. Those who want something different like Scotch or Gin for instance – needs to purchase it duty free and bring it out. It can be difficult to locate mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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