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

Tashi to visit Catalunya


Following her travels to Mexico, Tashi will make her first appearance of 2017 at the XXXIV International Mercat Del Ram Balloon Trophy held at Vic in Catalunya taking place April 6-9th. The International... READ MORE

Vive Mexico


In November Tashi made her first trip to Latin America taking part in The Leon International Balloon Fiesta held in Leon, Mexico. The Fiesta was based at the beautiful Parque Metropolitano on the... READ MORE

A Dutch Tibetan welcome


More than one hundred Tibetans and Dutch supporters of the Tibetan people travelled to Barneveld from the city of Amsterdam to welcome Tashi on her first visit to The Netherlands. The International Campaign for... READ MORE

And then there were two…


We were delighted that Georges Roches and Marcelle Roux were able to travel all the way from central France to join us at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta with their model Tibet hot... READ MORE