Health and Vaccinations

There aren’t any mandatory vaccinations for those traveling to Tajikistan however you must be up-to-date on Typhoid Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria can be found in certain parts of Tajikistan which is why we advise you consult your local doctor or travel clinic regarding the most appropriate vaccinations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

It is common to interact with locals, each with their distinctive customs and traditions. You are asked to be respectful and considerate to the locals. The tour guides and tour guides will always be able give you advice accordingly.

The first thing you should know about traveling in Central Asia is that most regions, especially the towns and cities are much more relaxed attitude to Islam than their neighbours to the south in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is a Muslim zone, therefore it is crucial to be aware in certain areas. Long-sleeved shirts and shorts are fine for both sexes in cities, however in the case of visiting any mosques active, all visitors should wear pants which are shorter than the knee, and tops that cover their shoulders. Ladies should also wear the headscarf. In this tour, we’re going to remote areas seldom frequented by tourists. The locals are modest when it comes to dressing, and it is expected that you will feel more comfortable in conservative clothing.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official tongue of Tajikistan. Russian is still widely used for business communication and communications.

The majority of the people follow Sunni Islam, with the minority of people who adhere to Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Drinks and food

The meals on the tour tends heavily on soups, meat and potatoes. In the remote and higher altitude places vegetables are difficult to find. However, there are plenty of dried nuts and dried fruits that are available to try.

For alcohol, your options are mainly limited to vodka or beer. Those who want something different , like Scotch or Gin for instance – must purchase it duty-free and then bring it to the store. It can be difficult to find mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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