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Health and Immunization

There are no compulsory immunisations for travelers to Tajikistan but you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of Tajikistan which is why we advise you get advice from your local doctor or travel specialist about the most appropriate vaccinations and preventative treatment.

Cultural Sensitivity

There are many opportunities to interact with localswho have their own particular customs and practices. We ask you to show respect and consideration to local people. The tour guides and tour guides are always able to give you advice accordingly.

It is first important to know that Central Asia has a more relaxed approach towards Islam than its neighbours in Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, it should be kept in mind that it’s technically considered to be a Muslim area, so some caution is required in certain places. Long shorts and T-shirts are fine for both sexes in cities, however should you visit any mosques with active worshippers, all visitors should wear pants that do not go below the knee and tops that cover their shoulders. Women should also wear an asymmetrical head scarf. On this trip, we will be traveling in remote locations not often frequented by tourists. Locals are extremely conservative in their dressing and you’re likely to feel more relaxed with your dress.

Language & Religion

Tajik is the official tongue of Tajikistan. Russian is still extensively used for communication and business.

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

Food and drink

The tour is focused on meats and soups. The availability of vegetables can be difficult discover in remote areas, and in higher elevations. There is an abundance of dried nuts and dried fruits to sample.

With regard to alcohol, the options are mainly limited to vodka or beer, so those looking for something else – Scotch or Gin for instance – must purchase it duty free and bring it with them. It can be difficult to find mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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