Health and Health and

There are no mandatory immunisations for travelers to Tajikistan though you should be current on Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria can be found in certain parts of Tajikistan therefore we suggest you consult with your local GP or travel clinic regarding the proper vaccinations and preventative treatment.

Cultural Sensitivity

It is common to interact with the locals, all with their distinct customs and customs. We ask you to be courteous and show them respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able guide you in the right direction.

One thing to remember about traveling through Central Asia is that most regions, especially the towns and cities, are more relaxed in their approach to Islam as compared to their counterparts to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is an Muslim zone, therefore it is essential to be careful when visiting certain regions. T-shirts and long shorts are fine for both sexes in the cities, but should you visit any mosques with active worshippers, people should wear trousers that fall below the knee, and tops that cover their shoulders. Females should also be wearing the headscarf. Throughout this tour we are traveling in remote locations which are rarely visited by tourists. Local people are modest when it comes to dressing, so it is likely that you’ll be more comfortable in conservative clothing.

Language & Religion

Tajik is the official dialect of Tajikistan. Russian is still widely used to conduct business and for communication.

A majority of the population follow Sunni Islam, with the small minority being followers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Food and beverages

The focus of this tour is soups and other meats. The availability of vegetables can be difficult locate in remote areas or in higher elevations. But, there is a wide selection of dried fruits and nuts you can try.

The options for alcohol are limited to beer or vodka. Anyone who wants to experiment with other drinks – like Scotch or Gin – should purchase it at no cost and carry it along. It can be difficult to locate mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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