Health and vaccinations

There are no mandatory immunisations required for visitors to Tajikistan but you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria can be found in certain parts of Tajikistan so we recommend you consult with your doctor or travel clinic regarding the appropriate immunisations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our tours you will often interact with locals who have their own distinct customs and practices. Therefore, we ask you to be respectful and treat them with respect. You can always rely on your tour guide or tour leader to assist you.

First, it is crucial to remember that Central Asia has a more friendly approach to Islam than its neighbors in Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, it should be kept in mind that this is technically considered to be a Muslim area, so some caution is required in certain areas. Although both women and men can wear shorts and T-shirts in urban areas, they should not be wearing T-shirts or sleeves that are long. Anyone who visits places of worship should wear pants that are below the knees as well as tops that cover the shoulders. Ladies should also wear an asymmetrical head scarf. While on this tour, we’ll be going to remote areas that are not frequently frequented by tourists. Local people are modest in dress therefore it is probable that you’ll be more comfortable wearing conservative clothing.

Language and Religion

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

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

Food and drinks

The tour is focused on soups and meats. Vegetables can be difficult to get in remote areas and at higher elevations. There are plenty of dried nuts and dried fruits for you to try.

The alcohol choices are limited to beers or vodka. Anyone looking to sample something different – like Scotch or Gin is recommended to buy the item duty-free and take it with them. Mixer drinks like tonic waters can be difficult to find, though.

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