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Health and vaccinations

Travelers to Tajikistan are not required to be immunized, but they must have the most recent in Typhoid and Tetanus along with Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria is also able to be seen in Tajikistan and it’s a good idea to consult your physician local to get recommendations on vaccinations.

Cultural Sensitivity

It is common to interact with locals, each with their own unique customs and traditions. We ask you to be respectful and considerate towards locals. You can always count on your tour guide or tour leader to help you.

The first thing you should know about travelling in Central Asia is that most regions, especially the cities and towns, are much more relaxed attitude to Islam than their neighboring areas to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Central Asia is an Muslim zone, therefore it is important to be cautious in specific places. Although both women and men can wear shorts and T-shirts in the cities, they must not wear large sleeves or T-shirts. But, those who visit the mosques that are active should wear pants that do not go below the knees as well as tops that cover the shoulders. Ladies should also wear their headscarf. The trip takes us to remote places that are not usually frequented by tourists. Locals are extremely conservative in their dressing and thus you’re likely to be more comfortable dressed in conservative clothes too.

Language & Religion

The official language of Tajikistan is Tajik. Russian is still used regularly in business and communications.

The majority of people are followers of Sunni Islam. A small percentage of people follow the religions of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Food and drinks

This tour focuses mainly on soups and other meats. Vegetables can be difficult to discover in remote areas, and at higher elevations. There is an abundance of dried nuts and dried fruits to sample.

With regard to alcohol, options are generally limited to vodka and beer. Anyone looking for something different – Scotch or Gin for example – ought to purchase it duty-free and bring it with them. It isn’t easy to locate mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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