There aren’t any mandatory vaccinations for travellers to Tajikistan although you must be up-to-date on Typhoid Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Tajikistan which is why we advise you get advice from your doctor or travel clinic regarding the appropriate immunisations and preventative treatment.
On our excursions, you’ll often meet local people Each with their own unique traditions and customs. It is your responsibility to show respect and consideration towards the local population. You can always rely on your tour-leaders or guides to assist you.
It is first important to note that Central Asia has a more friendly approach towards Islam than its neighbours in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is an Muslim area , and it’s essential to be careful when visiting certain places. Long shorts and T-shirts are acceptable for males and females in cities, however if visiting any active mosques everybody should wear trousers that do not go below the knee, and tops that cover shoulders. Women should also wear an asymmetrical head scarf. On this trip, we will be exploring remote regions which are rarely frequented by tourists. The locals are modest when it comes to their clothes and thus you’re likely to feel more at ease in a conservative dress code too.
Language & Religion
Tajik is the official language spoken in Tajikistan. Russian is still widely used for business communication and communications.
A majority of people follow Sunni Islam. A small number of people are followers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.
Food and drinks
The tour is focused on soups and other meats. In more remote and higher altitude places vegetables can be difficult to find. There is an abundance of dried fruit and nuts to try though.
With regard to alcohol, the options are typically limited to vodka or beer. Anyone looking for something else – Scotch or Gin for instance – needs to buy it duty free and bring it with them. Mixer drinks, such as tonic water, aren’t easy to come across, but.
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