Gushchulu was a village in the territory of the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Gafan district, and present-day Syunik province. It was located 12 km to the northeast of the town of Gafan, on the right bank of the Okhchu River and to the southeast of Khustup Mountain.

The village was inhabited by 38 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 149 in 1873, 221 in 1886, 144 in 1897, 400 in 1904 and 93 Azerbaijanis in 1914. The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or ousted from the village by Armenian armed units in 1918. After the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia, the Azerbaijanis managed to return to their village. 109 Azerbaijanis lived there in 1922, 126 in 1926 and 50 in 1931. The village was abolished in 1950.

The toponym was coined by adding the identifying suffix “-lu” to the ethnonym “Gushchu”, an Old Turkic tribe to denote “a village of the Gushchu tribe”.