Health and vaccinations

There aren’t any mandatory vaccinations for travellers to Tajikistan however you must have up-to date vaccinations for Typhoid Tetanus Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of Tajikistan therefore we suggest you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

It is common to interact with locals, each with their distinct customs and customs. We ask you to show respect and consideration towards the local population. Your tour-guides and tour-leaders are always able to provide you with the appropriate advice.

It is first important to know that Central Asia has a more flexible approach towards Islam than its neighbors in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But, it must be remembered that it is technically an Muslim region and caution is required in some areas. Both women and men can wear shorts or T-shirts in the cities, they must not wear large sleeves or T-shirts. Anyone who visits places of worship should wear pants that fall below the knees and wear tops which cover shoulders. The use of a head scarf is suggested for women. On this trip, we will be traveling in remote locations not often visited by tourists. The people of the area are modest when it comes to their clothes and you’re likely to feel more comfortable dressed in conservative clothes too.

Language and Religion

Tajikistan’s official language is Tajik. Russian is still used routinely for business communication and communications.

The majority of people follow Sunni Islam, with the minority of the population following Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Food and drinks

The focus of this tour is soups and meats. There are a few vegetables that are difficult to find in remote areas and at higher altitudes. However, there’s plenty of dried fruits and nuts you can try.

The alcohol choices are limited to beer and vodka. Anyone who wants to experiment with something different – like Scotch or Gin is advised to purchase it at no cost and carry it with them. It can be difficult to find mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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