Health and Immunization

There are no mandatory immunisations required for visitors to Tajikistan though you should have up-to date vaccinations for Typhoid Tetanus, Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of Tajikistan which is why we advise you consult your local GP or travel clinic regarding the proper vaccinations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

While on our trips, you will often interact with locals, each with their own unique traditions and customs. We ask you to be considerate and to show them respect. You can always rely on your guides or tour-leaders to help you.

It is first important to know that Central Asia has a more friendly approach to Islam than its neighbors in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is an Muslim region, so it’s crucial to be aware in certain regions. Although both genders can wear shorts or T-shirts in the cities, they must not be wearing T-shirts with long sleeves. But, those who visit places of worship should wear pants that do not go below the knees and tops that cover shoulders. Women should also wear a headscarf. On this trip, we will be exploring remote regions which are rarely visited by tourists. The locals are modest in their attire and therefore you’re likely to feel more comfortable wearing quite conservative clothing too.

Language and Religion

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

The majority of people are followers of Sunni Islam. A small number of people are followers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Food and drinks

The food served on the tour tends heavily on soups, meat and potatoes. There are a few vegetables that are difficult to locate in remote areas or at higher altitudes. However, there are plenty of dried fruits and nuts that you can enjoy.

In terms of alcohol, the choice is mainly limited to vodka or beer, so those looking for something different like Scotch or Gin for example – should 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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