Health and Health and

There are no compulsory immunisations for travellers to Tajikistan although you must be current on Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is found in a few areas of Tajikistan and we advise you to consult your physician or travel center regarding the most appropriate vaccinations and preventative treatment.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own unique customs and traditions. We therefore request that you be respectful and show them respect. You can always count on your tour-leaders or guides to help you.

The first thing you should know about travel in Central Asia is that most areas, specifically towns and cities are much more relaxed attitude to Islam as compared to their counterparts to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it is important to be kept in mind that this is technically considered to be a Muslim region , and thus caution should be applied in some areas. Long shorts and T-shirts are acceptable for males and females in urban areas, but if visiting any active mosques people should wear trousers that are below the knee and tops that cover their shoulders. A headscarf is also advised for women. In this tour, we’re traveling in remote locations not often visited by tourists. The locals wear modest clothing, and it is expected that you will feel more comfortable in conservative clothing.

Language and Religion

The official language of Tajikistan is Tajik. Russian is still widely used for business and communication.

Most people follow Sunni Islam. A small percentage of people follow the religions of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Drinks and food

The meals on this tour tends to be predominantly on soups, proteins and potatoes. The availability of vegetables can be difficult discover in remote areas, and at higher altitudes. But, there is a wide selection of dried nuts and dried fruits that you can taste.

The options for alcohol are limited to beers or vodka. If you want to try something different, such as Scotch or Gin is advised to purchase it at no cost and carry it along. Mixer drinks such as tonic water can be difficult to come by, even.

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