Okhchoghlu is a village in the Shorayel area of the Kars uezd of the former Kars province in the former Amasiya (Aghbaba) district, and currently in the Shirak province. The provincial centre lies on the right bank of the Arpachay river, 10 km to the northwest of the town of Gumru, at a height of 1,630 m above sea level. Its name was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The works of Armenian authors show that the inhabitants of the village were the Garapapags. The Garapapags are not a separate people, they are an ethnographic group of Azerbaijanis, one of the Turkic tribes. The village was inhabited by 551 Azerbaijanis in 1886, 747 in 1897, 935 in 1908 and 980 Azerbaijanis in 1914. The village was part of the Provisional National Government of the Southwestern Caucasus established in Kars in 1918–1919. In February 1920 the village was destroyed as a result of an attack by Armenian armed groups, and part of the population moved to the Kars province and another part to the provinces of Urmia and Salmas through the Iranian consulate in Gumru. After the Treaty of Kars in 1921, part of the village residents returned to the village. After the establishment of Soviet power in the territory of present-day Armenia, according to this agreement, the village was included in the Alexandropol uezd as part of the Aghbaba area. The village was inhabited by 453 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 704 in 1926, 893 in 1931, 1,093 in 1939, 1,032 in 1959, 1,412 in 1970, 1,504 in 1979, and 1,670 Azerbaijanis in 1987. In late 1988 – early 1989, the Azerbaijanis were expelled by Armenians. At present, the village is mainly inhabited by the Armenians from the Akhilkalak, Bogdanovka (Ninosminda) districts of Georgia and the surrounding villages of the town of Gumru.

The toponym was coined from the ethnonym “Okhchuoghlu” formed on the basis of the name “Ansa Goja oglu Okhchu” mentioned in the 12th story of the epos “The Book of Dede Korkut”. The personal name “Okhchu” later became an ethnonym.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 April 1991, the village was renamed “Vokhchi”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative territory of the Shirak province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 40°48’ N., longitude 43°45’ E.