Goodyera fusca (Lindl.) Hook. f., a rare orchid species is reported for the first time from the Kashmir Himalaya, India. A brief description and photographs of diagnostic features are provided. Comparative characters are also provided to distinguish G. fusca from Goodyera repens (L.) R. Br. already reported from Kashmir Himalaya. This newly reported terrestrial orchid species occurs in alpine habitats of this Himalayan region.