In 1959 His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 80,000 Tibetans were forced to leave Tibet following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. Since that time the Dalai Lama and a growing number of Tibetans have been forced to live in exile in India and other parts of the world. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of Tibetans living in Tibet have been imprisoned and tortured. Tibetans experience economic discrimination, religious suppression and political oppression. They are unable to practice their religion, speak their own language or even fly their own flag.

Standing at nearly 100 feet high, the Tibet Balloon is the largest Tibetan flag in the world and a symbol of peace and compassion. The Tibet Balloon flies in the UK and around the world providing a unique and eye-catching opportunity to draw attention to the Tibetan issue and raising funds for charitable organisations working to support the cause of Tibet.

The Tibet Balloon was launched on July 11th 2015 at Sakya Tashi Ling Monastery in the Parc Natural del Garraf near Barcelona, Spain.

Latest from the Tibet Balloon

Viva l’Espana!


Tashi has been flying the flag for Tibet at the 20th edition of the European Ballon Festival in Igualada, Spain. This is her first flying appearance in Spain, the country where she was... READ MORE

Tashi lights up Mondovi


Tashi was the star of the show at the 28th Raduno Aerostatico Internazionale Night Glow which was held on the evening of 9th January 2016. Tashi performed in front of a gathered crowd... READ MORE

Tashi is free to fly in Italy


Yesterday we learnt that yet again the Chinese authorities have tried to prevent the Tibet hot air balloon from flying in Europe. It appears that in the days before the 28th Raduno Aerostatico... READ MORE

Bella Italia


Blessed with beautiful weather, Tashi took part in the Epiphany celebrations held in Mondovi on January 6th. In picture perfect conditions she twice flew into the blue sky alongside a specially invited group... READ MORE