Health and Health and

Tourists traveling to Tajikistan are not required to get immunized, however they should be vaccinated in Tetanus and Typhoid along with Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria is also able to be seen in Tajikistan, so it is an excellent idea to talk to your local GP for guidance on immunisations.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our tours you will often meet local people who have distinct tradition and customs. We therefore ask you to be kind and show them respect. You can always count on your guides or tour-leaders to assist you.

The first thing you should know about travelling in Central Asia is that most areas, particularly the towns and cities, are much more relaxed attitude to Islam than their neighbors to the south in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is an Muslim region, so it’s crucial to be aware when visiting certain places. Although both women and men are allowed to wear shorts and T-shirts in urban areas, they should not be wearing T-shirts with long sleeves. However, anyone who is visiting the mosques that are active should wear pants which are lower than the knees and tops which cover shoulders. Females should also be wearing an asymmetrical head scarf. The trip takes us to remote areas that aren’t usually visited by tourists. The people of the area are modest when it comes to their clothes and you’re likely to feel more at ease in a conservative dress code too.

Language and Religion

The official language of Tajikistan is Tajik. Russian is still used regularly in business and communications.

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

Food and drinks

The tour is focused on soups and meats. The availability of vegetables can be difficult get in remote areas and at higher altitudes. However, there are plenty of dried fruit and nuts you can try.

Regarding alcohol, options are generally limited to vodka and beer. Anyone looking for something different , like Scotch or Gin for example – should purchase it duty free and then bring it to the store. It isn’t easy to locate mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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