There aren’t any mandatory vaccinations for travellers to Tajikistan however you must be current on Typhoid, Tetanus Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Tajikistan so we recommend you consult with your local GP or travel clinic regarding the appropriate immunisations and preventative treatment.
On our excursions, you’ll frequently interact with local people, each with distinct customs and practices. We therefore request that you be kind and treat them with respect. The tour guides and tour guides will always be in a position to give you advice accordingly.
The first thing to note about travel in Central Asia is that most areas, particularly the cities and towns, are more laid back in their attitude to Islam than their neighboring areas to the south in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Central Asia is a Muslim area so it is important to be cautious when visiting certain regions. Although both genders are allowed to wear shorts and T-shirts in the city, they should not wear long sleeves or T-shirts. However, anyone visiting active mosques should wear trousers which are lower than the knees and tops that cover the shoulders. Women should also wear their headscarf. This trip takes us on remote areas that aren’t often frequented by tourists. The locals are modest in dress so it is highly likely that you’ll be more at ease in conservative attire.
Language & Religion
The official language of Tajikistan is Tajik. Russian is used in business and communications.
The majority of people adhere to Sunni Islam. A small portion of the population are followers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.
Drinks and food
The food on this tour tends to be heavily on soups, meat and potatoes. In more remote areas and at higher elevations, vegetables are difficult to come by. There is an abundance of dried fruits and nuts to try though.
The alcohol options are limited to vodka or beer. vodka. Anyone wanting to try something different, such as Scotch or Gin is advised to purchase the item duty-free and take it along. It isn’t easy to find mixer drinks , such as tonic water.
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