Health and Health and

There are no compulsory immunisations for those traveling to Tajikistan although you must be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of Tajikistan and we advise you to consult your local doctor or travel clinic regarding the most appropriate vaccinations and preventative treatment.

Cultural Sensitivity

When you travel with us, you’ll frequently meet local people, each with unique customs and practices. Therefore, we ask you to be kind and show them respect. You can always count on your guides or tour-leaders to help you.

It is first crucial to remember that Central Asia has a more relaxed approach towards Islam than its neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a Muslim zone, therefore it is important to be cautious in specific areas. T-shirts and long shorts are suitable for men and women in urban areas, but if visiting any active mosques people should wear trousers that are below the knee, and tops that cover shoulders. Also, a headscarf is recommended for women. Throughout this tour we are travelling in quite remote areas not often visited by tourists. Locals are modest in dress so it is likely that you will feel more comfortable wearing conservative clothing.

Language & Religion

Tajik is the official dialect of Tajikistan. Russian is used regularly for communication and business.

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

Drinks and food

The food on this tour tends to focus mostly on soups, meat and potatoes. It can be difficult to get in remote areas and at higher altitudes. There is an abundance of dried fruits and nuts to try though.

The alcohol options are limited to vodka or beer. vodka. Anyone looking to sample other drinks – like Scotch or Gin should buy the alcohol duty-free and bring it with them. Mixer drinks, such as tonic water, can be difficult to come across, but.

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