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Health and Immunization

Tourists traveling to Tajikistan do not need to be immunized, but they should have the latest in Typhoid and Tetanus along with Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria is also able to be found in Tajikistan therefore it’s best to talk with your local GP for information on vaccinations.

Cultural Sensitivity

You will often interact with locals, each with their own distinctive customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be respectful and show them respect. Your guides and tour leaders will always be in a position to give you advice accordingly.

It is first crucial to be aware that Central Asia has a more relaxed attitude to Islam than its neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is an Muslim area so it is important to be cautious in specific zones. Although both women and men are allowed to wear shorts and T-shirts in cities, they should not wear large sleeves or T-shirts. Anyone who visits the mosques that are active should wear pants that do not go below the knees and wear tops that cover the shoulders. A head scarf is also recommended for women. In this tour, we’re travelling in quite remote areas that are not frequently frequented by tourists. The people of the area are modest in their dress and so you are likely to be more comfortable in a conservative dress code too.

Language & Religion

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

A majority of the population follow Sunni Islam, with the minority of people who adhere to Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Drinks and food

This tour focuses mainly on meats and soups. In distant and higher altitude regions, vegetables are difficult to find. There is an abundance of dried fruits and nuts available to try though.

The options for alcohol are limited to vodka or beer. vodka. Anyone who wants to experiment with something else – 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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