On a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina will travel 6 thousand pilgrims from Tajikistan

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobesplatnoe Hajj arrived in MeccaOn a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina will travel 6 thousand pilgrims from Tajikistan© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Six thousand pilgrims from Tajikistan will travel to this year’s Hajj to the Holy for the Muslims in Mecca and Medina, reported to journalists the press-Secretary of the Committee for religious Affairs of the Republic of Afshin Mukim.

«From Tajikistan to the sacred for Muslims places will go to 6 thousand Tajik people. The cost of the pilgrimage is estimated in the amount 32,871 thousand somoni (3,985 thousand dollars)», — he said.

According to him, the cost of Hajj increased compared with the year 2016 to 4,671 thousand somoni (about 570 dollars).

«The reasons for the increase in the cost of the Hajj for two – increased the Shah’s tax, collected in Saudi Arabia, and the appreciation of the dollar. The cost of the pilgrimage was agreed with the Antimonopoly service of the country», — said the press Secretary.

According to him, the price includes the ticket in both parties, medical insurance, food expenses and accommodation in the hotels of Mecca and Medina, tour guide services, a unified dress code for the pilgrims, the value of the animals for ritual sacrifice, suitcases and handbags with the distinctive marks of Tajikistan.