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’s new home

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For 2017 Tashi will be based in Italy making it easier to travel to other European countries during the year. She made her first Italian flights of the year in April flying with... READ MORE

Tashi returns to the sky

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Tashi made her first appearance of 2017 in Vic, Catalunya taking part in the XXXIV International Mercat Del Ram Balloon Trophy. Tashi flew every morning and took part in the prestigious night glow... READ MORE

Tashi to visit Catalunya

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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

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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