Health and Vaccinations

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Travelers to Tajikistan do not need to get immunized. However, they should have the latest in Tetanus and Typhoid as well as Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria is also able to be seen in Tajikistan which is why it’s a good idea to consult your local GP for information on vaccinations.

Cultural Sensitivity

When you travel with us, you’ll often interact with locals who have their own distinct traditions and customs. We therefore ask you to be courteous and treat them with respect. You can always count on your tour-leaders or guides to assist you.

First, it is important to note that Central Asia has a more relaxed attitude towards Islam than its neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Central Asia is a Muslim area so it is vital to be vigilant in certain zones. T-shirts and long shorts are acceptable for males and females in urban areas, but in the case of visiting any mosques active, everyone should wear trousers that fall below the knee and tops that cover shoulders. Women must also wear the headscarf. This trip takes us on remote locations that aren’t normally frequented by tourists. The locals are conservative in their dressing and thus you’re likely to be more comfortable dressed in conservative clothes too.

Language & Religion

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

A majority of people follow Sunni Islam. A small proportion of people are believers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Food and drinks

The meals on the tour tends mostly on soups, meat and potatoes. In the remote and higher altitude places vegetables can be hard to find. There are plenty of dried fruits and nuts to taste.

The options for alcohol are limited to beer or vodka. Anyone wanting to try something different – like Scotch or Gin – should purchase the alcohol duty-free and bring it along. It can be difficult to locate mixer drinks such as tonic water.

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