Tourists traveling to Tajikistan don’t need to be vaccinated, however, they should be vaccinated in Typhoid and Tetanus in addition to Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria can also be seen in Tajikistan and it’s an excellent idea to talk to your physician local to get advice on immunisations.
While on our trips, you will frequently interact with local people all with their own distinct customs and practices. We therefore request that you be kind and treat them with respect. You can always count on your tour guides or tour leaders to assist you.
The first thing to note about travelling in Central Asia is that most regions, especially towns and cities are much more relaxed approach to Islam than their neighbours to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, it should also be remembered that it is technically an Muslim region , and thus some caution is recommended at certain locations. Long shorts and T-shirts are suitable for men and women in the city, but if visiting any active mosques people should wear trousers that do not go below the knee and tops that cover shoulders. Also, a headscarf is suggested for women. This tour takes us to remote locations that aren’t often visited by tourists. The people of the area are modest in their attire and thus you’re likely to feel more comfortable wearing quite conservative clothing too.
Language and Religion
Tajik is the official tongue of Tajikistan. Russian is used to conduct business and for communication.
Most people follow Sunni Islam. A small percentage of people follow the religions of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.
Food and beverages
The food on this tour tends to focus heavily on soups, meat and potatoes. In the more remote and higher altitude areas vegetables can be hard to come by. However, there are plenty of dried nuts and dried fruits that are available to try.
In terms of alcohol, the options are mainly limited to vodka or beer, so those looking for something different , like Scotch or Gin for example – ought to purchase it duty free and bring it out. It isn’t easy to find mixer drinks , such as tonic water.
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